Dew Harrison

Dew Harrison is Professor of Digital Media Art at the University of Wolverhampton, where she is Chair of the University Professoriate and Director of the CADRE research centre. With a BA in Fine Art, an MSc in Computer Science, an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art, and a PhD from the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA, in Interactive Art, her practice undertakes a critical exploration of Conceptual Art, semantic media, and intuitive interfaces, which bridge the virtual to the real world. She often works collaboratively and considers digital curation as a form of art practice. Her early work in hypermedia articulates the creative thinking of Marcel Duchamp as the initiator of conceptual practice. More recent works concern the application of human-like behaviours to virtual objects and have extended from exploring the ideas of Duchamp to that of the “big idea” of Darwin culminating in the “Shift-Life” hands-on interactive installation commissioned for the Darwin bicentenary 2009. She continues to exhibit internationally and has over 70 publications to date spanning digital art, media art history, new media theory, interactive games, museology, and consciousness studies.

Publications

Exploring the Liminal Between the Virtual and the Real
Dew Harrison. © 2018. 11 pages.
The creative application of digital technologies is accelerating as artists, designers and technologists continue to experiment and explore ways to create new aesthetic fields...
Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies
Dew Harrison. © 2015. 516 pages.
Emerging technologies enable a wide variety of creative expression, from music and video to innovations in visual art. These aesthetics, when properly explored, can enable...
Exploring the Liminal between the Virtual and the Real
Dew Harrison. © 2015. 12 pages.
The creative application of digital technologies is accelerating as artists, designers and technologists continue to experiment and explore ways to create new aesthetic fields...
Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces
Dew Harrison. © 2013. 278 pages.
Emerging new technologies such as digital media have helped artists to position art into the everyday lives and activities of the public. These new virtual spaces allow artists...
The Re-Materialisation of the Art Object
Dew Harrison. © 2013. 13 pages.
The phenomena of the re-materialisation of the art object is presented through the shift in art-thinking since mid-last century, derived from the impact of earlier art. This...
Can Duchampian and Darwinian Virtual Objects Ever Behave Themselves?
Dew Harrison, Eugene Ch’ng. © 2013. 14 pages.
The chapter presents the trajectory of a collaborative art practice towards intuitive interaction for visitors accessing virtual spaces to achieve a shared holistic understanding...
International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT)
Jeffrey M. Morris. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT) links art, design, science, and culture with new developments and issues in technology. IJACDT provides...
Kritical Art Works in Second Life
Dew Harrison, Denise Doyle. © 2011. 19 pages.
The chapter outlines the curation process for both of the exhibitions; presents the artists’ ideas and works; and with the panel’s insights, (some of whom are somewhat skeptical...