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Biography

I am an independent researcher and curator based in UK and Denmark. In my work I explore relational arrangements of humans and nonhumans and their biopolitical creations through posthuman curating and curating in/as common/s, future thinking, affective data and data fictions. My PhD research (Aarhus University, 2016) titled "Curating in/as Common/s: Posthuman Curating and Computational Cultures", investigates how curatorial practice is influenced by contemporary cultures of mass participation in socio-technological networks. It examines how users (including curators), machines and software stimulate new forms of curating, how curating becomes part of computational cultures and how computation can be influenced by curating. I am currently Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

My curatorial projects include exhibitions Participation (2007) the Poly, Falmouth; Gaslighting (2013) CMR, Redruth; and curatorial investigation/exhibitions such as playing practice (2009) Urbanomic, Falmouth; common practice (2010) Arnolfini, Bristol and (2013) Transmediale, Berlin; and Ghost Factory (2013, 2015) CMR, Redruth, and Falmouth University. I work often in collaborations with artists and programmers engaging in problematics of audience/users participation facilitated by technologies.

I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University (2017) and AHRC Cultural Engagement Research Fellow at the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex (2016). My research there was part of Remote Intimacy project with Fabrica, a Contemporary Art Gallery in Brighton. This was a practice-led investigation into how digital and networked technologies change our experience of intimacy and my research was entitled Ecologies of Intimacy. I was also Principal Investigator on the project Future Thinking for Social Living at Falmouth University, with focus on how future thinking can be productively used in increasing social participation in care homes. I led University of the Village 2, a research project with educational aspect, which investigated universities’ potential to support development of online knowledge networks in rural areas. I was also part of the team of researchers on AHRC funded pilot project University of the Village and AHRC funded network Rural Connective.

Publication list

Books:

▸ (2017) Executing Practices. (eds) Pritchard, Helen, Eric Snodgrass and Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver. New York: Autonomedia. ISBN 9781570273216;

Book Chapters

▸ (2017) "Posthuman curating and its executions: the case of curating content". in Executing Practices. Pritchard, H. Snodgrass, E. and Tyżlik-Carver (eds). New York: Autonomedia;
▸ (2017) "Ghost Factory - posthuman executions". [with Andrew Prior] in Executing Practices. Pritchard, H. Snodgrass, E. and Tyżlik-Carver M. (eds). New York: Autonomedia;
▸ (2014) "Building University of the Village: connecting universities and rural communities in the age of network cultures". [with Mike Wilson]. In Building Knowledge. (eds) Brodersen S., Dorland J., Sogaard Jorgensen M. Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions: Aalborg University, Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-93053-02-1;
▸ (2009) "Virtual Networks, Social Fabrics". [with Soenke Hallman and Scott Rigby]. In Networks of Design. Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference fo the Design History Society. Hackney, F. Glynne, J. Minton, V. (eds). Universal Publishers. ISBN 1599429063;

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

▸ (2013) "Solar System as it Really is or Curating in/as Commons." In Researching BWPWAP: A Peer Reviewed Journal About, Vol. 2 issue 1. (eds) Andersen, Christian Ulrik and Geoff Cox. Aarhus: Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Berlin: reSource transmedial culture / transmediale. ISSN 2245-7755;
▸ (2011) "Sustainability of Labour in Organized Networks." In Acoustic Space No 10: Networks and Susatinability (eds) Smite, Rasa. Medosch, Armin and Raitis Smits. Lepaja: LiepU MPLab, Riga: RIXC. ISSN 1407-2858;

Magazine and Journal Articles, Reviews

▸ (2017) "curator, curating, the curatorial, not-just-art curating: a genealogy of posthuman curating." In Springerin: Post-Curatorial Turn. 1/17. Vienna: Springerin;
▸ (2014) "Towards Aesthetics of commons. Beyond participation and its post";
▸ (2013) "Pepetrator: the human in the machine" in u s e r u n f r i e n d l y [exhibition catalogue]. Ubermorgen @ Carol/Fletcher Gallery, London. ISBN 978-1-908923-07-3;
▸ (2013) "Solar System as it Really is or Curating in/as Commons." In Researching BWPWAP: A Peer Reviewed Newspaper About, Vol. 2 issue 1. (eds) Andersen, Christian Ulrik and Geoff Cox. Aarhus: Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Berlin: reSource transmedial culture / transmediale. ISSN 2245-7593, ISBN 87-91810-25-6 ;
▸ (2012) "Ghost Machine" [with Andrew Prior]. In Local Colour: Ghosts, Variations. (eds) Derek Beaulieuand InEditModePress. Malmo: InEditModePress. ISBN: 978-91-977853-4-1;
▸ (2011) "Interfacing the Common: Curatorial System as a form of Production on the Edge". In Nyhedsavisen: Public Interfaces. (eds) Christian U. Andersen, Cox Geoff and Jaco Lund. Aarhus: Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University. pp16-17. ISBN 87-9181018-3;
▸ (2008) "Distributed Art of Invisible Networks" in Techsty #5 (article translated into Polish: Rozpowszechniana Sztuka Niewidzialnych Sieci: Komentarze na Temat Polityki Sieci);