Dr. Olga Goriunova

Olga Goriunova is Reader and Director of Research at the Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her most recent book is Bleak Joys. Aesthetics of Ecology and Impossibility (co-authored with Matthew Fuller; University of Minnesota Press, 2019). She is the author of Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet (Routledge, 2012), editor of the Special Issue “Digital Subjects,” Subjectivity journal, spring 2019; editor of Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing (Bloomsbury, 2014) and co-editor, with Alexei Shulgin, of Readme. Software Art and Cultures (University of Aarhus Press, 2004). She is a co-founder and co-editor of Computational Culture, A Journal of Software Studies (computationalculture.net). She has also worked as a curator, co-organising, among other, Readme, software art festivals, 2001-2005, Runme.org software art repository and curating a series of exhibitions Fun and Software in 2010-2011. In 2014-2016 she was part of the Posthumanities research network (funded by the Swedish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences) and member of the Visual Social Media Lab, working on the project Picturing the Social (funded by Economic and Social Research Council, UK). From 2018, she is a co-I on the StoryFutures Creative Cluster, funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.