Public Lecture

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2012
16:00 - 17:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien

JOËLLE BITTON (Media Artist, Paris)

"Everyday and Technology"

Joëlle Bitton will present her work conducted in the Creative Media group from the research program 'SiDE' at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. She looks in particular at the mediation of technologies in human relationships and ways of life, in three different projects: 'RAW', an audiophotography app; 'Switch On, Switch Off', a creative workshop for people who shy away from technology, and 'White Square Of', an haptic poetry installation reflecting on digital fabrication trends. She will also give a short overview of her artistic practice.

Short Bio:
Joëlle Bitton is a new media artist, a human-computer interaction researcher and a traveller. She looks at the creative uses of technology and their potential social impact in the 'Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy" (SiDE) research program at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. She pursued similar questions at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, between 2002 and 2005, in the research group "Human Connectedness", with the projects "RAW" and "Passages". She co-founded in 2000 in Vienna an experimental collective "`Superficiel" in support of works that explore, among other things, the ideas of surface, screen, and body movement as interfaces. In 1999, Joelle Bitton holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Sorbonne in History of Techniques. Her thesis, "Les Machines de l'Imaginaire" describes the impact of emerging technologies and networks on the 19th century European society. She also co-organises Dorkbot Paris events.

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