[ISEA2011] Panel: Ag­nieszka Pokry­wka – Mi­grat­ing mean­ing: Un­der­stand­ing new media art in Cen­tral East­ern Eu­rope

Panel Statement

Panel: New Media Art Education in Central and Eastern Europe in the Last Two Decades: experiments and transition

Cen­tral East­ern Eu­rope in last two decades goes through very dy­namic changes. They can be de­scribed as a chain of de­pen­den­cies in which po­lit­i­cal sta­tus shapes eco­nom­i­cal sit­u­a­tion and eco­nom­i­cal con­di­tion de­ter­mines ac­cess to new tech­nolo­gies which after all in­flu­ences tech­no­log­i­cally based art. This fact causes dif­fi­cul­ties in defin­ing new media art and leaves many ques­tions about local speci­ficity of dig­i­tal works. “Mi­grat­ing mean­ing. Un­der­stand­ing new media art in Cen­tral East­ern Eu­rope” tries to state what new media art is and what dis­ci­plines does it cover in the con­text of sub­jec­tive opin­ions of new media artists and the­o­rists from Cen­tral East Eu­ro­pean coun­tries.

  • Ag­nieszka Pokry­wka (1984, lives and works in Trond­heim, Nor­way) grad­u­ated Poz­nan Acad­emy of Fine Arts, Poland (Crit­i­cism of Art / An­i­mated Film) and Poz­nan Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (Com­puter Sim­u­la­tions). Nowa­days she is PhD can­di­date on Nor­we­gian Uni­ver­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (NTNU) in the field of dig­i­tal arts.  She is mainly in­ter­ested in in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary fields of knowl­edge es­pe­cially these be­tween art and tech­nol­ogy. In her artis­tic cre­ativ­ity she rather uses dig­i­tal ways of ex­pres­sion (vj’ing, video art, an­i­ma­tion, film etc.).

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