affective data:
featuring mark amerika, josephine skinner, michael theodore


This episode delves into ideas around the body as fluid medium,
network culture as persona, and emotion and affect as tools and
barter in a capitalist system.

How do we perform our latest version of the creative "self" in
a digital sea of unreliable copies, social mirrors and viral memes,
and algorithmically generated positive feedback loops?

Josephine Skinner is a Sydney-based, UK-born artist primarily
working with text and video installation. Fascinated by the digitisation
of our emotional worlds, she explores the ways in which private
reality and social fictions converge in network culture. She holds a
PhD in Media Arts from UNSW Art & Design, having graduated in
Critical Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) in the UK.

Michael Theodore was born and raised in New York City, and
currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. Inspired by observations
and experiences of the natural world, Theodore creates dynamic fields
of color, light, and sound in a large variety of mediums. Theodore's
works of interactive kinetic installation, sound, music, light, and
moving images have been presented across the United States, and in
Mexico, Trinidad y Tobago, Greece, Spain, Germany, Sweden, France,
Australia, Japan, and China.

Theodore holds faculty appointments at the University of Colorado, Boulder
with the College of Music (music composition and technology), the Department
of Art and Art History (by courtesy), and is Director of the ATLAS
Institute's Center for Media, Arts and Performance, a venue for
experimental media created with technology. Theodore received degrees
from Amherst College, Yale (MM), and UCSD (PhD).