We are pleased to welcome our newest member of the ELO Board of Directors, Anna Nacher.Â Newcomers to ELO 2019 in Cork were welcomed by Anna’s tweets, but Anna is no newcomer to ELO or electronic literature.Â Her contributions to the field extend into the areas of locative media imagery and virtual reality.Â She most recently enjoyed a tour as Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in Creative Digital Media at Winona State University.
The ELO Board is entirely made up of volunteers who serve for renewable 3-year terms. For more information on Board Members, see our people page.
Below is Anna’s bio:
Anna Nacher â€“ an associate professor at the Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Jagiellonian University, KrakÃ³w, Poland;Â Vice Editor-in-Chief for Arts & Cultural Studies Review (PrzeglÄ…d Kulturoznawczy); and the 2019 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in Creative Digital Media program at Winona State University (USA).
Her research interests include media art, electronic literature, media theory and environmental humanities. She is currently pursuing a 3-year long research project on the post-digital imageryÂ grant from Polish National Science Centre (entitled, â€œThe aesthetics of post-digital imagery: between new materialism and object-oriented philosophy,â€ ). The author of three books in Polish; the newest one published in 2016 focuses on a locative media imagery. A reworked version of one chapter has appeared as “Internet of things and automation of imaging: beyond representationalism” in communication+1, vol. 5 (2016). She has published numerous articles in journals and chapters in edited volumes including Hyperrhiz, Electronic Book Review, communication+1. The most recent publication: VR – the culture of (non)participation? “Reframing the participative edge of virtual reality” in Cultures of participation: Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions: Eriksson B., Stage C., Valtysson B. (eds.)Â (Routledge 2019).
She is also a part-time musician and a passionate gardener in a tiny permaculture farm located in Slovakian Carpathians.