About us

The institute was founded in May 2014 by Maja Murnik and Janez Strehovec.

It is considered as researching, teaching, organizing, creating and publishing platform in the field of new media art and e-literature. Both fields are understood in their expanded form; rather than dealing with the completed artworks and texts, the research on this platform is propelled by the question what happens to the art, textuality and literature in the world of new media, smart technologies and (social) networking, how they are formed, preserved and disseminated. The point of departure is the basic relationship between the human, her creativity, the advanced technologies, and their context, including the social and biopolitics. Such a dispositif is regarded in terms of nomadic cockpit (expression coined by Janez Strehovec).

The Institute is registered as non profit and non-governmental organization.

New Media Art: From High-Tech Special Effects to the Social

New media art is addressed as the technical umbrella term, which gathers together for the purpose of definition several artistic practices concerned with the cultural and artistic contents shaped by the new media technologies and advanced interfaces. These practices apply the established networks as a means of dissemination and the place of critical discourse including the social critique. New media are getting older with the launch of each of new media, so rather than to the new media art considered in its technological advances the institute’s researchers relate to post-internet art (another technical term), which is deeply embedded in the social and challenged by political and biopolitical paradigms. The post-internet art raises the essential issues on the impact of the Internet on the everyday practice and artistic creativity.

Electronic Literature: From Born Digital to Born Corporeal and Political

While the established scholarship of electronic literature foregrounds the born digital criterion and questions the e-literariness of such a practice, the institute’s researchers expand their analysis toward the broader interaction of e-literature with the corporeal, social and political. The issue is being raised what is the fate of letter, word, and text under the new media condition and with regard to the new social paradigms. The e-literary is discussed at the intersection of digital textuality, new media literacy, popular culture, mobile media, technoscience, activism and new modes of storytelling.