Kris Paulsen Publishes Here/There

23 May, 2017

Kris Paulsen Publishes Here/There

Kris Paulsen, BCNM DE graduate, just published her book, Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface with the MIT Press!

In Here/There, Kris Paulsen examines telepresence technologies through the lens of contemporary artistic experiments, from early video art through current “drone vision” works. Paulsen traces an arc of increasing interactivity, as video screens became spaces for communication and physical, tactile intervention. She explores the work of artists who took up these technological tools and questioned the aesthetic, social, and ethical stakes of media that allow us to manipulate and affect far-off environments and other people—to touch, metaphorically and literally, those who cannot touch us back.

Paulsen is Assistant Professor of Film, Video and New Media in the History of Art Department and Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. She teaches contemporary art history with a focus on time-based media. Her research and writing addresses the intersections of art and technology from the 19th century to the present.

Read more about the book and purchase it here.