I am the author of Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet (Routledge, 2012), editor of Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Paradox and Pain in Computing (Bloomsbury, 2014), and co-editor (with Alexei Shulgin) of Readme: Software Art and Cultures (Aarhus University Press, 2004). I co-edit Computational Culture, A Journal of Software Studies. In 2010-2011 I curated an exhibition Fun and Software (Arnolfini, Bristol and MU/Baltan, Eindhoven) and between 2002 and 2005 I have co-organised four software art festivals (Moscow, Helsinki, Aarhus, Dortmund).
I am interested in how something that used to belong to the realm of aesthetics, such as photographs, images, and works of visual culture, acquires a computational backbone and starts playing new social roles. Images in social media are at the core of developments of a very different kind: commercial, political, subjective, collective. Our research cuts to the core of these transformations and has an interdisciplinary team able to analyse what is occurring right now.