Panel: Hybrid Cultures
One of the most important factors of the hybrid condition of contemporary arts is the complex relationship between arts and sciences and technologies. Such relations develop a new concept of third culture, not based – as in the theory of John Brockman – on the conflict between traditional humanistic values and scientific systems, but on the interactions between them. I will analyse the development of this concept, from C. P. Snow’s Theory of Two Cultures, in relationship to recent processes creating a new vision of hybrid culture.
- Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Ph.D is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Lodz University, Poland, where he is the Head of the Department of Media and Audiovisual Culture. He is also Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. In the years 1990-2001 Kluszczynski was a chief curator of film, video, and multimedia arts at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. He has curated numerous international art exhibitions. He was recently Curator of the Second International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Poznan. He writes about media and multimedia arts, the avant-garde, cyberculture, the theory of media and communication, and the information and network society. Some of his book publications include: Interactive Art. From Artwork-Instrument to Interactive Spectacle, 2010; Information Society. Cyberculture. Multimedia Arts, 2001 (Second Edition 2002); Film – Video – Multimedia. Art of the Moving Picture in the Era of Electronics, 1999 (Second Edition 2002); Images at Large. Studies on the History of Media Art in Poland, 1998; Avant-Garde. Theoretical Study, 1997; Film – Art of the Great Avant-Garde, 1990.