Edward Shanken, a leading scholar of interdisciplinary new media art, will deliver a lecture, “From the Space Race to the Telematic Embrace and Beyond: A Research Trajectory,” Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Room 171 of the Miller Learning Center. The lecture is hosted by UGA’s Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts with additional support from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Shanken is the author of Art and Electronic Media, a survey published in 2009. In his lectures, he weaves together the histories of art, science and technology and urges audiences to think beyond the traditional boundaries of the arts.
Shanken earned master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from Duke University after receiving an M.B.A. from Yale University. He is a researcher in the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the media art history faculty at Donau University in Krems, Austria.