Speaker profile: Joanna Zylinska at the Queer feminist social media praxis workshop, Sussex, 17 May 2013

joanna_zylinska3_webWe’re happy to announce that Joanna Zylinska will be participating in the plenary session Radical art practices, feminism, new technologies and performance, of the workshop Queer feminist social media praxis (University of Sussex,  Friday 17th May).

Joanna Zylinska is Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. The author of four books – most recently, Life after New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process (with Sarah Kember; MIT Press, 2012) and Bioethics in the Age of New Media (MIT Press, 2009) – she is also a translator of Stanislaw Lem’s major philosophical treatise, Summa Technologiae (University of Minnesota’ Press, 2013). Together with Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Open Humanities Press, she runs the JISC-funded project Living Books about Life, which publishes open access books at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences. Zylinska is one of the Editors of Culture Machine, an international open-access journal of culture and theory. She combines her philosophical writings with photographic art practice. Her current projects involve photographing media entanglements and serving as Artistic Director of Transitio_MX05 ‘Biomediations’, Festival of New Media Art and Video in Mexico City (September 2013). She is also working on critical vitalism, nonhuman photography and ‘a big theory of media’, while trying to outline a minimal ethics for the anthropocene.

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