PD Dr. Katja Kwastek

Privatdozentin, Institute of Art History, LMU Munich
Visiting Professor of Art History at the Humboldt University, Berlin (summer 2012)
Lecturer in Art History, Paris-Lodron University Salzburg (2012/2013)

  CV /publications / lectures / teaching /contact

interactive art & interaction aesthetics / media art & theory / digital humanities / wireless & locative art / documentation /
audiences of art /++ art & technology ++/ modern & contemporary art & media / public art / slow art / italian renaissance /


Art & Technology

I am also very interested in the relations of art & technology, especially concerning reasons for their respective allocation. I agree with Simon Werret that

"claims about the relations of art and invention are strategies, not facts"
(Werret 2008, 55)

and have discussed the strategies of self-positioning and contextualisation of artifacts, projects and ideas in the artistic respectively the scientific context in the following essay

The invention of interactive art, in: Dieter Daniels und Barbara U. Schmidt (Hg.): Artists as Inventors / Inventors as Artists, Ostfildern 2008, S. 182-193

and in a talk entitled 'Myron did it first - does Nintendo do it better?' (rewire 2011)