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Scholar, curator and writer SEAN CUBITT is currently Joint Head of Department Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University of London. His research focuses on the history of visual technologies, media art history, and relationships between environmental and post-colonial criticism of film and media. His last publications “The practice of light” (2014) and “Digital Light” (2015, edited together with Daniel Palmer and Nathaniel Tkacz) investigate light, as material and practice and its manipulation through visual technologies. A new book Ecomediations focusing on the environmental impacts of digital media is in preparation.

His major publications include “EcoMedia” (2005), “The Cinema Effect” (2004), “Simulation and Social Theory” (2001), “Digital Aesthetics, Theory, Culture & Society” (1998), “Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture” (1993) and “Timeshift: On Video Culture” (1991).

CUBITT held talks and keynotes at conferences all over the world and co-curated exhibitions such as “Arte y Optica” at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Lima, 2013 and “The World is Everything That Is The Case”, the Australian Representation at ISEA2011 in Istanbul. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals including “Screen”, “Cultural Politics”, “Animation”, “International Journal of Cultural Politics”, “Visual Communications”, “Futures”, “Time and Society”, “fibreculture”, “MIRAJ” and “The New Review of Film and television Studies”, moreover he is series editor for Leonardo Books, MIT Press. 

Find out more about SEAN CUBITT > https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/scholar-detail/artist/cubitt.html

Watch Sean's lecture on "Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: Eudaimonism and Melancholia in the Archive"