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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Christian Ulrik Andersen, AIAS Fellow

What is interface criticism? On aesthetics, criticism and the post-digital

Info about event


Monday 7 September 2015,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


To many people, ‘interfaces’ relate to the functionality of computers, i.e. their ‘user-friendliness’. It is less known that since the early sixties there has been a tradition of artistic experimentation with computer interaction. This talk will outline how a cultural critique can be informed by such practices, and further reflect on how they are affected by a normalization of the digital.

Short CV

Christian Ulrik Andersen is an Associate Professor in Digital Design at Aarhus University, and a Jens Christian Skou Junior Fellow at AIAS. His research addresses the intersection between software and cultural performativity – including computer games, urban environments, electronic publishing, and tablet applications. He is also Head of the Digital Arts Initiative at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, a chairman of the PhD committee, and editor of A Peer-Reviewed Journal About.

Christian Ulrik Andersen's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.