Olga Goriunova


Dr.Goriunova is a senior lecturer in Media Practice at London Metropolitan University and has written extensively on topics including the organisation of cultural production and creativity on the Internet, social participatory networks, digital cultural politics, software culture and art, digital media aesthetics, new forms of literature, and the history of the philosophy of technology.

Her work explores questions at the intersection of digital materiality, aesthetics and organisation/politics. She has also worked on the concept of art platforms, paying close attention to questions of organisational aesthetics, auto-creativity, collective, flexible and amateur production,  and network politics.

Her recently completed manuscript entitled Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet is an enquiry into how culture is produced on networks, in zones that are in-between amateurism, experimentation and devotion. It also explores how creativity works across systems created by humans and networks, and how new cultural movements are organised socially, technically and politically. Art Platforms’ offers a dialogue on euphoric/dystopian views of Web 2.0, and argues for an approach to new kinds of cultural practices laid bare and realized through networks.

Dr.Goriunova has co-organized four Readme festivals as well as Runme.org, a software art repository that profoundly contributed to the shaping of the field. She has recently been invited to talk at digital acquisition policies and preservation strategies expert meetings at the Tate in London, The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Linz, and at the Virtueel Platform in Amsterdam, and has been involved in digital media archiving policy-making for a number of years with initiatives in Germany and The Netherlands.

Most recently, Dr.Goriunova has curated an exhibition ‘Funware’, presented in Arnolfini, Bristol (September – November 2010), MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (November 2010 – January 2011) and Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany (summer 2011).