SAM Seminar: More-Than-Human Re-membering: embodied texts and digital phenomena

When:23 May 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
Who:Lissa Attaway-Holloway, University of Skövde

In this performance/talk, with digital media accompaniment, I will engage and discuss the ways in which material worlds, digital phenomena, and more-than-human bodies (text bodies, media bodies, land & seascape bodies, memories) may entangle and inscribe experiences beyond traditional rhetorical subjectivities. Drawing on contemporary feminist materialist perspectives, I will offer a way to rethink the agencies and intra-active processes which comprise our expressive and embodied networks for storytelling in the Age of the Anthropocene. And I will also talk about barns, cats, blubber, water, and one-room schoolhouse mythologies.

Lissa Holloway-Attaway is an Associate Professor in Media Arts, Aesthetics, and Narration and the Leader for the Media, Technology and Culture Research Group in the Department of Informatics at the University of Skövde (Skövde, Sweden).

She is a digital media researcher and practitioner and teaches within the graduate and undergraduate computer games development programs at her university where she focuses on digital media theory/culture and user experiences and interactions.

Her current research focuses on digital feminist posthumanities, environmental humanities, digital humanities, digital cultural heritage, and experimental narrative within emergent media forms (social media, AR, VR, for example). She has been a project leader and developer in several International funded grant projects focused on art, media, and culture in the US and Europe.

Her creative and critical media work and research has been exhibited and published in International venues and journals, including the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art in Poland, Rostock Kunsthalle in Germany, Blekinge County Museum and National Maritime Museum in Sweden, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. She is currently working to produce a “living book” titled “digital imaginaries/posthuman visions” as part of the “Tropologies of Climate Change” project, funded by the Seedbox: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory centered at Linköping University in Sweden.

SAM Seminar Series

This series provides a showcase and forum for local as well as international scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and creative artists – ranging from early-career to well-established – to present on their work. 

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Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Reference G14. Cinema 327 is located on the third floor. 

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