Natasha Chuk was born in Monterrey, N.L. in Mexico, grew up in the U.S., and is now a New York City-based scholar and independent curator whose research focuses on technology, interface, and perception in media objects as systems of language with particular attention to their affordances and limitations. 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), examines, through the lens of critical theory and continental philosophy, the relationship between presence and absence across a variety of media, including film, photography, and video games. Her essays have also appeared in Dissect Journal, First Person Scholar, and Interartive. She teaches courses in film studies, digital cultures, and media aesthetics at the School of Visual Arts and The New School. Natasha also chaired the Computer Culture area at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association annual conference, which meets in Albuquerque, NM, for the past three years.
Chuk rhymes with duke.
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