Research projects

January 2018 – January 2020, “The aesthetics of post-digital imagery – between new materialism and object-oriented philosophy” (National Science Center Poland)

A principal investigator.

“The aesthetics of post-digital imagery – between new materialism and object-oriented philosophy”, a three-year-long project supported by National Science Center Poland, project no. 2016/21/B/HS2/00746.

The project is aimed at the re-examination of the notion of representation so that it acknowledges the post-digital imagery production, with its shift towards automatic and quasi-automatic data flows, often directly connected to the physical environment.

Publications:

Anna Nacher, VR – the culture of (non)participation? Reframing the participative edge of virtual reality, [in:] Cultures of Participation. Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions, eds. B. Eriksson, C. Stage, B. Valtysson, Routledge, New York and London 2020.

Anna Nacher, “Techno-ecological media installations as the strategy of network”, “Acoustic Space” vol. 17, “Virtualities and Realities. New Experiences, Art, and Ecologies in Immersive Environments”, RIXC Center for New Media Culture, Riga 2019.

Anna Nacher, The Techno-Ecological Practice as the Politics of Ontological Coalitions, Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018 – Politics of the Machine – Art and After (open access), Electronic Workshops in Computing, British Computer Society, dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.17

Anna Nacher, In Praise of the (Post) Digital, Electronic Book Review, 5. Aug. 2018 (open access)


April – December 2012, “Participatory urban culture – nodes and flows” (Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage)

A principal investigator and a manager of the research team.

“Urban culture – nodes and flows”, the project carried out within the framework of the Observatory of Culture programme run by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, in cooperation with Małopolska Cultural Institute, project no. 05159/12 DMP.

The project aimed to capture the non-formalized or formalised only partially practices of participation in urban culture, especially the alternative trends in Kraków.

Cultural participation has been conceptualised in the context of social communication, and the processes of mediatization which are the activities picked up by the networks of friends and acquaintances, which creates the flows of information and activity in urban space. Another important research goal of the project was to apprehend the junction points (the localisations where most of the cultural events have been carried out) as well as the flows and links between them.

Within the project, I coordinated the methodology of the research and the research team. I have also edited the final report available in the open access as the separate online publication. I presented the outcomes of the project at TEDxKraków in 2014 (YouTube clip includes the short description in English). In 2013, together with the project’s co-investigator, dr Magdalena Zdrodowska, we presented the project at the Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media conference (University of Leeds).

The final report: Spacerowicze, nomadzi i sieciowi łowcy okazji


2007 – 2009, “City in the art – the art of the city: the cultural analysis of the urban spaces on the turn of XXth and XIst centuries” (the project led by prof. Ewa Rewers, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

A researcher

I have proposed for translation into Polish and eventually translated into Polish two articles published in the edited volume summing up the project (L. Manovich, The poetics of augmented space, Visual Communication vol. 5 no. 2 June 2006 and A. de Souza e Silva, From cyber to hybrid. Mobile technologies as interfaces of hybrid space, Space and Culture vol. 9 no. 3 August 2006)