Vesna, V. (2011). Shifting Media Contexts: When Scientific Labs Become Art Studios. In _Context Providers_, M. Lovejoy, C. Paul, and V. Vesna, eds. Bristol and Chicago: intellect.

Victoria Vesna is a media artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI).  As of 2011, she was Visiting Professor and Director of Research at Parsons, Media + Technology, the New School for Design in New York, and a senior researcher at IMéRA – Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées in Marseille and Artist in Residence at the Insitute of Advanced Studies, University of Bristol.

Both artists and scientists observe changes in people resulting from new environments/media: “this new culture emerges from an entirely different context that at once intensifies the relationship between art and science and raises many new issues for both sides” (234). Their shared interests in technology, academia, invention, however can’t obscure the fact that they are radically different worlds.

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