Year entered: 2017
Rose Rowson is a second year PhD student in the Modern Culture and Media department at Brown University. Rose holds a BA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and a research MA in Media Studies from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, where she wrote her thesis on magical writing practices in contemporary digital culture. During her time at the UvA, Rose also performed collaborative, data driven research in association with the Digital Methods Initiative, and was affiliated with the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. Aside from her academic work, Rose is a founding editor of expanded-form, experimental contemporary art magazine Da Thirst. Da Thirst has lectured at art schools and cultural institutions throughout the UK, and has curated exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and BALTIC 39, Newcastle.
Her research is currently concerned with establishing critical intersections between media archaeology and archaeology as an institutional discipline; modes of narrative formation working with/against methods of data collection and processing; and computers being babies.
Research Interests: new media theory; science and technology studies; spectralities and deconstruction; media archaeology; “regular” archaeology; philosophy of technology; cursed objects
(co-authored) “The Islamic State Unfiltered”, Institute of Network Cultures, http://networkcultures.org/longform/2016/04/22/the-islamic-state-unfiltered/ (2016)
“Repost or Die: Ritual Magic and User Generated Deities on Instagram”, Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural, eds. Diana Pasulka and Simone Natale, Oxford University Press: forthcoming