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Ashley Scarlett

University of Toronto
Research Interests: Contemporary Art ; Media Art; Media Studies & Theory; Research Methods

My current research explores the material grounds of digital phenomena through aesthetic means. This project stems from process-oriented interviews that I conducted with forty contemporary media artists. Responding to prominent themes that emerged through a discourse analysis of the interviews, my research outlines a series of aesthetic and interpretive strategies that artists are employing as a means of capturing and conceptualizing the materiality of the digital. Mapping these practices across recent developments in the field of media studies and theory, I aim to develop a grounded theoretical account of ‘digital materiality’.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, May 28

3:45pm EDT