As founder/director of the Media Archeology Lab in Colorado, Lori Emerson has (since 2009) been surrounding herself with "dead" media technologies in order to help make sense of (and critique) today's much-hyped alive ones. Montgomery Cantsin conducted this interview upon the release of Lori's new book, Reading Writing Interfaces.
Eva Kekou interviews Michelle Kasprzak, a Canadian curator and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is a Curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media and the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF).
Chris Lanier interviews new media artist Joseph DeLappe about his retrospective exhibition "Social Tactics" at the Fresno Art Museum, and his Drone Memorial project at Fresno State University, a construction of a to-scale sculptural reproduction of an MQ1 Predator Drone on the campus coordinated by DeLappe, executed by students and volunteers.
Annet Decker interviews Jonas Lund whose practice revolves around the mechanisms that constitute contemporary art production, its market & the established 'art worlds'. Using a wide variety of media, combining software-based works with performance, installation, video, photography & sculptures, he produces works that have an underlying foundation in writing code.
Eva Kekou speaks with Tobias Rosenberger about artistic strategies in a globalized world segmented by politics. Rosenberger is a German Media Artist based in China. His recent video work The Secret Race. A Play about the NSA is first publicly screened at the Goethe Institut in Washington, followed by a discussion.
Eva Kekou speaks with Mari Velonaki about some of her robotic installations, as well as her experience of cross-disciplinary arts-led research. Velonaki is an Australian artist and researcher whose work spans interactive installations, robotics and kinetic sculpture who’s particularly interested in exploring human-robot interaction.
Marc Garrett interviews Tatiana Bazzichelli about her publication Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism & the Business of Social Networking, on her ideas concerning disruptive business as a practice for hackers, artists, networkers and entrepreneurs.
Marc Garrett interviews Joseph DeLappe about his latest art venture ‘The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial’. He is considered a pioneer of online gaming performance art. His work examines the conditions and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique the state of military influences on everyday culture and people’s lives.
Eva Kekou interviews artist and curator Art Clay on his work and ‘Digital Art Weeks International' (DAW) festival based in Asia. His recent output focuses on large media based performative works and spectacles using mobile phone devices. He has received prizes for performance, theatre, new media art, music composition and curation.
Eva Kekou interviews Katerina Athanasopoulou about her film Apodemy and her hybrid art practice of live action, animation and film. In 2013 Athanasoppulou won the Lumen Prize, described by the Guardian as "The World's Pre-eminent Digital Art Prize". She works as an Animation Director, collaborates with other artists and companies, and is an Animation Lecturer at the London College of Communication.
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