| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Rosa Menkman

Theorist, Artist, researcherat i.R.D.
Focus area: Data Art, Science, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Humanities

My work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media (such as glitch and encoding and feedback artifacts). The resulting artifacts of these accidents can facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions.
The standardization of resolutions is a process that generally imposes efficiency, order and functionality on our technologies. It does not just involve the creation of protocols and solutions, but also entails the obfuscation of compromises and the black-boxing of alternative possibilities, which are as a result in danger of staying forever unseen or even forgotten
Through this research, which is both practice based and theoretical, I try to uncover these anti-utopic, lost and unseen or simply "too good to be implemented" resolutions -- to find new ways to understand, use and perceive through and with our technologies.