Invited Speakers and Artists

Dr. Søren Bro Pold (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Søren Bro Pold has published widely on digital and media aesthetics: from the 19th century panorama to the interface in its different forms, electronic literature, net art, software art, creative software, urban and mobile interfaces, activism, surveillance culture and digital culture. His main research field is interface criticism which discusses the role and the development of the interface for art, literature, aesthetics, culture and IT. Together with Christian Ulrik Andersen he has edited the anthology Interface Criticism: Aesthetics Beyond the Buttons (Aarhus University Press, 2011) and the forthcoming volume The Metainterface: The Art of Platforms, Cities and Clouds on (MIT Press, 2018).

Dr. J. R. Carpenter (Plymouth University, UK)

J. R. Carpenter is an artist, writer, performer, and researcher working in Performance Writing, Digital Literature, and Media Archaeology. Her pioneering web-based works have been exhibited, published, performed, and presented in journals, galleries, museums, and festivals around the world. She is a winner of the CBC Quebec Writing Competition, the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award, the Expozine Alternative Press Award, the Dot Award for Digital Literature, and the New Media Writing Prize. She is a Fellow of the Eccles Centre For North American Studies at the British Library and a member of the Scientific Committee of Labex Arts-H2H, University Paris 8. Her debut poetry collection, An Ocean of Static, will be published by Penned in the Margins in April 2018.

Alinta Krauth (Australia)

Alinta Krauth is a digital artist and interaction designer. Her practices include projection art, interactive art, sound art, and electronic literature, and the inherent connections between these fields. She is interested in how digital art may be applied to highlight environmental destruction, particularly with regards to climate change and habitat destruction. Her literary, creative, and hybrid works have been exhibited and published globally. Most notably: her research and practice on interactive controllers for projection-mapped objects and faux-holographic sculptures, interactive screen-based public experiences, how climate change effects the senses, bushwalking as proprioceptive act, and the connection between gravity and proprioception in music listening. Recent exhibitions include ISEA Vancouver, Piksel Norway, and Transmediale Berlin. Recent solo shows have been seen in Art Laboratory Berlin and within the forests of Australia and Norway.

Dr. Jason Nelson (Griffith University, Australia)

Jason Nelson is a creator of curious and wondrous digital poems and fictions of odd lives, builder of confounding art games and all manner of curious digital creatures. He  is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, where he teaches Net Art and Electronic Literature. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and journals, with work featured around the globe at various events of digital literature and art. His work has also won several awards (for example the Paris Biennale Media Poetry Prize). His artwork/digital poetry portal attracts millions of visitors each year.