Tom KohutGrant Writerat Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Tom Kohut is a new media/technology-based art critic, curator and theorist living in Winnipeg. He has written nationally and internationally for arts magazines, academic journals, exhibition catalogues and scholarly books on film, video, visual art, sound art and bio art. He has presented papers on surveillance art, cybernetics, entropy and digital media at the University of Manitoba, Video Pool Media Arts Centre and the 2015 International Symposium of the Electronic Arts. He is the co-editor of Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser’s Aesthetic and Communications Theories Revisited. Most recent academic publications include “Bio Art and the Biotechnological Singularity” in Transformations and “Noise Pollution and the Eco-Politics of Sound: Toxicity, Nature and Culture in the Contemporary Soundscape” in Leonardo Music Journal Vol. 25 (Politics of Sound issue). He is presently writing a book about contemporary Canadian electronic arts, death drives and technology.