Søren Bro Pold

Søren Bro Pold is Ph.D. and Associate Professor of digital aesthetics. He has published on digital and media aesthetics from the 19th century panorama to the interface in its variant forms, e.g. on electronic literature, net art, software art, creative software, urban interfaces and digital culture. He took part in establishing the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre in 2002, in 2004 he co-organized the Read_me festival on software art, he was in charge of the research project, “The Aesthetics of Interface Culture” from 2004-2007. Later he was research manager in the Digital Urban Living Center (2008-12). Currently he is leader of the Research Programme Humans and Information Technology and part of the interdisciplinary research center Participatory InformationTechnology. In relation to these research fields and groups, he has been active in establishing interface criticism as a research perspective, which discusses the role and the development of the interface for art, aesthetics, culture and IT. Søren Pold¹s interests cover digital aesthetics broadly, including electronic literature, net-art, software art, urban art and activism, and he has worked with founding several of these fields since the mid 1990¹s. Simultaneously he is interested in establishing digital aesthetics as a perspective in other IT research fields such as design, HCI, informatics, and internet research.