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London College of Communication

Georgina Voss

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Reader in Systems and Deviance; Co-founder and Lead, Supra Systems Studio
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London College of Communication
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Staff
Georgina  Voss

Biography

Georgina Voss is an internationally-exhibiting artist and writer, whose practice spans performance, multimedia installation, text, and research-intensive projects.

Originally trained in anthropology and industrial economics, her work explores the politics and presence of large-scale industrial and technological systems.

She is Reader in Systems and Deviance at London College of Communication;  founder of research group Supra Systems Studio at LCC; and co-founder of international research consultancy Strange Telemetry.

Georgina has exhibited, lectured, and performed internationally, recently at:

  • TAC Eindhoven
  • Auto Italia South East
  • House of Electronic Arts (HeK) Basel
  • The Design Museum London
  • STUK
  • Akademie Schloss Soltitude
  • Impakt, Future Everything
  • Brighton Digital Festival.

Her work has been supported through artistic residencies with the Experimental Research Lab at Autodesk’s Pier 9, San Francisco; RAMLAB, Port of Rotterdam; Lighthouse Arts; and Somerset House Studios.

Georgina’s articles, essays, and fiction can be found in The Atlantic, Harvard Design Magazine, The Guardian, Night Shifter, Economic Science Fictions (Goldsmiths Press), Science As Culture, Journal of Homosexuality, Sexualities, and Journal of Economic Geography;and in various catalogue essays.

Her first book, Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry, was published by Routledge in 2015. She is currently working on her second book, on systems, forthcoming with Verso.

Recent works have addressed notions of hype, technological exceptionalism, expectations, and deviance around infrastructural, military, and computational systems.

Precenting The Line (2019), a performance and video work embodies and disentangles notions of hype, charisma, and the sublime around infrastructure and computational technologies, Resonance (2018) channels and dissembles technological corporate aesthetics and narratives through the launch of the Powerwall battery and the presence of Elon Musk.

A large-scale mural, Wild Spirits (2017), traces the messy relationships and expectations around emerging technologies in the pornography industry, through headlines, articles, and cartoons taken from forty years of the sector’s major trade publications.

Through additive manufacturing approaches, Situated Systems (2016) - in collaboration with Ingrid Burrington, Deb Chachra, and Sherri Wasserman - reflexively explores the effects of the military-industrial complex on San Francisco’s technology industries and culture.

Georgina holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU, University of Sussex, and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and History of Science from Oxford University.

Prior to joining LCC, she held roles with Goldsmiths, RCA, and Tinker London; and visiting positions with UCL, University of Southern California, and MIT.

Related area

View the BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts course page.

View the MA Interaction Design Communication course page.

Links

Georgina's Website: www.gsvoss.com

Supra Systems Studio: http://suprasystems.studio

Strange Telemetry: www.strangetelemetry.com