Natasha Chuk is a New York City-based, Latinx critical theorist and independent curator interested in film, experimental art, and creative technologies. Her research concerns the relations between interfaces and structures of perception (organic/inorganic) in media objects as systems of language, with particular attention to their ontologies, behaviors, affordances, and limitations, especially as they relate to advanced creative technologies, like VR, AR, CVR, MR, XR, machine learning, and computational photography. She holds a PhD in Media and Communication Philosophy, an MA in Media Studies, and a BA in Cinema Studies. Her first book, Vanishing Points: Articulations of Death, Fragmentation, and the Unexperienced Experience of Created Objects (Intellect Ltd., 2015), is an examination of the creation and uses of presence and absence across a variety of media, including film, photography, video games, and interactive art. Her writing and curatorial work are centered on questions about the self, objecthood, and perceptions of time. Her essays have appeared in Dissect Journal, First Person Scholar, Interartive, Metaverse Creativity Journal, and others. Her current writing project focuses on the new aesthetics of performativity in VR- and AR-based artworks. She teaches courses in film studies, digital cultures, media art, art history, and media theory at the School of Visual Arts and The New School.
Natasha was born in Monterrey, Mexico and grew up in the U.S.. Chuk rhymes with duke.
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