The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design
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D+M Visiting Artist Series: Erkki Huhtamo

Erkki Huhtamo: B.A., M.F.A., Phil. Lic., University of Turku, Finland. Media Archaeologist, Writer, and Exhibition Curator. Numerous PUBLICATIONSs on media archaeology and media arts, published in 12 languages. Most recent book “Mariosophy: The Culture of Electronic Games” (in Finnish). Recent articles in “Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film,” (2004) “Handbook of Computer Game Studies,” (2005) and “Allegories of Communication.” (2005) Director and scriptwriter of three acclaimed TV series for YLE, the Finnish national television. Curator of several international media art exhibitions, including Alien Intelligence (2000), Paul DeMarinis (2000), Perry Hoberman – Unexpected Obstacles (1997), Digital Mediations (1995), Toshio Iwai (1994), The ISEA 94 Exhibition (1994), The Interactive Garden (1993). Creator of media-archaeological installation The Ride of your Life (ZKM, 1998). Member of many media festival juries and organization committees worldwide, including ISEA 2004, the ICC Biennale (Tokyo), The Interactive Media Festival (Los Angeles), and Portraits in Cyberspace (The MIT Media Lab). Research topics include the moving panorama as a forgotten mass medium of the 19th century, peep media and the archaeology of interactivity.