Darija Medić is a multimodal artist, practice based researcher and media designer investigating contemporary agential labyrinths of cohabiting with technical infrastructures and their sociopolitical ecosystems. Interested in habitual interaction as a form of embodied (un)learning, she develops work in the context of tactical media poetics, distributed cognition, materiality of interaction and politics of interface design within digital culture. Combining a range of media into speculative interfaces, low tech participatory installations, interventions and performances she creates collective processes for sensitizing, sometimes absurd, politically laden points behind the space where technical mediation and prosumer habituation meet.
Together with Uroš Krčadinac, she is the coauthor of the sister poetry book Tactical Poetics and Optimised Poetics, which introduces poetic practices of co-creational textual production through appropriating mass surveillance and artificial intelligence tools. She has worked as a researcher and producer at DiploFoundation, creating links between critical digital art and policy, including the curation and production of the international exhibition Inside Internet Corridors for the Internet Governance Forum in the UN in Geneva (2017).
She holds a bachelor from the New Media department at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, a master in Media Design and Communication from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is currently a PhD candidate at the Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance Program at the University of Colorado Boulder in the USA. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Faculty for Media and Communications, Singidunum University in Belgrade, Serbia and associate researcher with Center for New Media kuda.org.
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