Panel: Hybrid Cultures
The paper willl discuss ways in which hybridity constitutes a strategy of our contemporaneity to aesthetically intervene into internationally operating media industries. The concept of hybridity is, amongst others, highlighted in the non-western and highly technological media and cultural context of Japan.
- Yvonne Spielmann (Ph.D. habil.) is currently Chair of New Media at The University of the West of Scotland; she was previously Professor of Visual Media at Braunschweig School of Art. Prior to this latter appointment, she was Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Siegen, also in Germany. She is author of the German language monographs Eine Pfutze in bezug aufs Mehr. Avantgarde (1991), Intermedialitat. Das System Peter Greenaway (1998), and Video. Das reflexive Medium (2005). The Engish edition Video. The Reflexive Medium is published by MIT Press, 2008, the Japanese edition is forthcoming with Sangen-Sha Press, Tokyo, 2010. The Polish edition is under discussion. The book received the Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Techncis in the US. Her new book Hybrid Cultures will be released with Suhrkamp Press in fall 2010. Yvonne Spielmann has published extensively on film, video, new media, intermediality, visual arts and hybridity in approximately ninety articles, in both German and English. Her work has been translated into French, Polish, Swedish, Croatian, and Japanese. She has edited Kunst und Politik der Avantgarde (1989), Image – Media – Art (German and English, 1999, together with Gundolf Winter), What is Intermedia?, a special issue of Convergence, Winter 2002 (together with Jurgen Heinrichs), and is editor of Hybrid Identities in Digital Media, a special issue of Convergence, winter 2005 (together with Kerstin Mey) and the section Forty Years of Video Art of Art Journal (2006). Recent keynote lectures were given by her at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Belfast, UK, 2009 and the New Waves in New Media Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2009. Speilmann’s research grants and fellowships include the Getty Center (1989/90), The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University (2000/2001), The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study & Conference Center (2002), The Daniel Langlois Foundation (2003 and 2004), the Japan Foundation (2005), the National University of Singapore (2007), The Royal Society of Edinburgh (2008), the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2009), and the Carnegie Trust (2008, 2009 and 2010). yvonne-spielmann.com