Dr Andrew Paul Wood
Seeing the World in the Digital Age: how digital, virtual and mobile technologies shape aesthetic experience
The ubiquity of cameras in mobile phones, and the ability to self-publish disseminate even the most trivial moving and still images instantly through social media, is rapidly changing and shaping the way we aesthetically experience and display our environment. Our experience of the world, filtered through the fragmented scrim of these images and technologies also has an impact on the visual arts. Dr Andrew Paul Wood will present on this process and its potential to build new theoretical approaches to art
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Andrew Paul Wood: BA(hons), Otago; PGDip Museum Studies, Massey; MA(merit), Cant; PhD, Cant. Independent cultural historian, curator, consultant and critic. Writes for Art News New Zealand, the New Zealand Listener, Architecture New Zealand, Urbis, Eye Contact, and Fairfax publications. Specialist interests in New Zealand 20th century modernism, Theo Schoon, Fiona Pardington, New Zealand art and national identity, and New Zealand photography. Most recent book was a translated collection of the poetry of the German-Jewish refugee poet Karl Wolfskehl. Currently working on a book on Fiona Pardington's Still Life work and a critical history of the Pavlova.