Keynote Speakers 2014

Paul Frosh


Paul Frosh is Associate Professor in the Department of Communications and Journalism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research on commercial stock photography culminated in his book The Image Factory: Consumer Culture, Photography and the Visual Content Industry (2003). He has also published work on consumer culture and violent national conflict, the aesthetics of television, and the mediation of moral response to others. His other books include Media Witnessing: Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication (2009 and 2011, with Amit Pinchevski). Paul is currently completing a book about media and imagination, and developing a project on the aesthetics of touch-screen interfaces.

Jorge Ribalta


Jorge Ribalta is an artist, critic and curator living and working in Barcelona. During the past decade he was the head of public programs at Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and organized a series of exhibitions experimenting with the museum as a public space. He has curated numerous photography exhibitions; among others a show entitled Universal Archive. The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia (2008). He is the author several books and articles, among others Relational Objects. Macba collection 2002-2007.

Ribalta has held several solo shows since 1994; and his photographs are represented in major collections worldwide.

Joanna Zylinska


Joanna Zylinska is Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of four books: Life after New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process (2012, with Sarah Kember), Bioethics in the Age of New Media (2009), The Ethics of Cultural Studies (2005) and On Spiders, Cyborgs and Being Scared: the Feminine and the Sublime (2001).

Zylinska is one of the Editors of Culture Machine, an international open-access journal of culture and theory, and a curator of its sister project, Photomediations Machine. She combines her philosophical writings with photographic art practice.