Paul, Christiane

Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul
PhD, English/German, Düsseldorf University
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Media Studies, School of Media Studies

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Areas of Expertise:
Aesthetics of new media, curating new media, locative media art, database aesthetics and data visualization, digital cinema
Christiane Paul has written extensively on new media arts and has lectured internationally on art and technology. As Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she curated several exhibitions, including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011), Profiling (2007), and Data Dynamics (2001) and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial. She also curates Artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Her other recent curatorial work includes  What Lies Beneath (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015), The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, 2013), Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works (Rio de Janeiro, 2010), Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009–2010); Feedforward: The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Spain, 2009); INDAF Digital Art Festival (Inchon, South Korea, 2009); and Scalable Relations (Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, California, 2009). Dr. Paul taught in the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Computer Art department from 1999 to 2008, in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Digital+Media department from 2005 to 2008, and at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California at Berkeley’s Center of New Media in 2008. 
Courses Taught:
  • Experimental Narratives
  • Digital Media Theory
  • Media Theory
Recent Publications:

A Companion to Digital Art (ed)., Blackwell Companions to Art History, (Blackwell-Wiley, 2015/2016)

Digital Art, revised and expanded 3rd edition
, World of Art Series, (Thames & Hudson, UK, May 2015)

Chinese Edition: Context Providers — Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts
(Beijing Beepub Media & Culture Publishing Co., Ltd: Beijing, 2012) 

Context Providers — Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts,
Co-editor with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna, (Intellect Press, UK / University of Chicago Press 2011)


“Augmented Realities: Digital Art in the Public Sphere,” A Companion to Public Art, edited by Cheryl Knight and Harriet Senie, Blackwell Companions to Art History, Blackwell-Wiley, 2016

“Genealogies of the New Aesthetic” in Postdigital Aesthetics: Art, Computation and Design. (Co-authored with with Malcolm Levy, edited by David Berry and Michael Dieter, (Palgrave, 2015)

“Mediations of Light: Screens as Information Surfaces” in Digital Light, edited by Sean Cubitt, (Open Humanities Press, 2015)

“Archiving Context: Preservation Strategies for Digital Art” in Possible Futures - art, museums and digitalarchives, edited by Giselle Beiguelman and Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, (University of Sao Paulo / Itau   Cultural / Editor Peiropolis, 2015)

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