AiM research group
Ina Blom is Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo and leader of the AiM project. Her fields of research are modernism/avant-garde studies and contemporary art, with a particular focus on media aesthetics and the relationship between art, technology, media and politics. She is a regular contributor to Artforum, Parkett, Texte zur Kunst and Afterall. Recent publications include On the Style Site: Art, Sociality and Media Culture (Sternberg Press, 2007), “Spectacle versus Cinematographic Subject” in Hauptmann & Neidich (eds.), Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noopolitics (010 Publishers, 2010), and "The Autobiography of Video: Outline for a Revisionist Account of Early Video Art", Critical Inquiry (Winter Issue 2013). The working title of her case study for the AiM project is “Videosociality and the New Concept of Social Memory”.
Liv Hausken is Professor at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo and the head of the department's research area Media Aesthetics. She has published a book on media aesthetic analysis in Norwegian (Medieestetikk, Spartacus 2009), co-edited, with Professor P. Larsen, a four-volume textbook in Media Studies from 1999, revised in 2008/2009, and edited the anthology Thinking Media Aesthetics (Peter Lang Academic Publishing, 2003). She has published numerous articles on topics such as textual theory, narrative theory, feminism, film, television, photography, and medical imaging, including “Forensic Fiction and the Normalization of Surveillance”, in Nordicom Review (2013), and “The Visual Culture of Popular Brain Imaging”, in Leonardo Transactions (2013). The working title of her case study for the AiM project is “The Biometric Passport”.
Trond Lundemo is Associate Professor at the Department of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University. He has been Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at the Seijo University of Tokyo on a number of occasions. Trond is co-directing the Stockholm University Graduate School of Aesthetics and co-editor of the book series “Film Theory in Media History” at Amsterdam University Press. He is also affiliated with the research project Time, Memory and Representation at Södertörn University College. His research engages in questions of technology, aesthetics, and intermediality as well as the theory of the archive. Recent publications includes “Archive Theory as Film Theory” in Cassetti et al. (eds.), In the Very Beginning – at the Very End: Film Theory in Perspective (Forum, 2010).The working title of his case study for the AiM project is “Albert Kahn’s ‘Archives of the Planet’ and the Technical Inscription of Life Forms”.
Eivind Røssaak is a Researcher at the Film and Media Section of the National Library of Norway, Oslo; Visiting Associate Professor at the Centre for Disciplinary Innovation and at the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago where he led seminars and taught classes in Archival Art and Philosophy, Scandinavian Cinema and Network Aesthetics (2011 and 2013), and Visiting Professor at Nordland College of Art and Film. He is the author of eight books on archives, film, art, literature and continental critical theory, among others Selviakttakelse (2005), The Still/Moving Image: Cinema and the Arts (2010), and editor of The Archive in Motion (2010) and Between Stillness and Motion: Film, Photography, Algorithms (2011). He is working on a book on the archival turn in film, art and media studies. The working title of his case study for the AiM project is “The Networked Document”.
Yngvil Beyer is a PhD fellow (2011-14) at the National Library of Norway. She is currently (spring 2013) a visiting scholar at Berkeley Center for New Media as a Fulbright grantee. Yngvil holds an MA from the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. She has been at the National Library since 2009, where she has worked on digitization and cataloging at the map section as well as contributed to the revision of the national protection plan for moving images. Recent publications include “Using DiscoverText for Large Scale Twitter Harvesting” in Microform and Digitization Review (vol. 41, no. 3-4, 2012) and “@jensstoltenberg talte til oss på twitter, digital fødte objekter som kulturarv” in Viden i spil (eds. Høyrup, Helene et.al., Samfundslitteratur, 2012).The working title of her case study for the AiM project is “New Media and the Archive: The Case of the National Library in Norway”.