Afroditi Psarra, PhD (Athens, 1982) is a multidisciplinary artist working with e-textiles, diy electronics, and sound. Her artistic interest focuses on concepts such as the body as an interface, contemporary handicrafts and folk tradition, pop iconography, retrofuturistic aesthetics, and the role of women in contemporary culture. Her artworks include a wide variety of media and techniques that extend from embroidery, soft circuits, hacking and creative coding, to interactive installations and sound performances.
Psarra holds a PhD in Image, Technology, and Design from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her academic research, Cyberpunk and New Media Art, focuses on the merge of science fiction ideas and concepts with performative and digital practices and offers a philosophical, sociological, and aesthetic analysis of the influence of new technologies in the contemporary artistic process.
Psarra's work has been presented at numerous platforms, including Siggraph in Vancouver, Ars Electronica in Linz, Transmediale and CTM in Berlin, Amber in Istanbul, Piksel in Bergen, Electropixel in Nantes, and MakerFaire in Rome, among others. She has worked as an intern on wireless communications and mobile computing at Disney Research Zurich. She is currently assistant professor at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Friday, February 16 at 4:00pm
Studio Art, 201
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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