Norman M. Klein, with Rosemary Comella, Andreas Kratky and The Labyrinth Project

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Norman M. Klein


cultural critic, historian of media

Norman Klein is a professor at the California Institute of the Arts, author of The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory [1997], and Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon [1996]. Currently, he is completing his next book, The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects. His exhibition »Scripted Spaces: The Chase and the Labyrinth« was shown at the Witte de With [Rotterdam, NL], and at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart [Stutgart, D]. A cultural critic and novelist, he has published numerous of essays on media, urban culture, animation, architecture, and globalization.

Recommended Links ::

- > »Scripted Spaces«, exhibition project by Norman Klein ::
- Witte de With [Rotterdam, NL], 02/27 - 04/16/2000 :
- K¸nstlerhaus Stuttgart [D], 06/08 - 07/25/1999


Rosemary Comella

Since 1992 Rosemary Comella has worked internationally on numerous digital arts projects ranging from interactive installations and CD-ROMS with various artists to social research projects and children's CD-ROMs. CD-ROM titles she has been instrumental in developing include: "An Anecdoted Archive of the Cold War" by George Legrady, "Slippery Traces" by George Legrady, "Clicking In" by Lynn Hershman, "MUNTADAS: Media Architecture Installations" and "Cosmos, voyage dans l'universe". Comella has also worked in the fine arts arena both as an assistant director at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and as an exhibiting artist in the San Francisco area. She has an undergraduate degree in both English Literature and Art from California State University, Hayward and has done graduate coursework in Clinical Psychology at JFK University in Cupertino, California and graduate coursework in Art/Photography at California State University, San Jose.


Andreas Kratky

media designer, artist

Andreas Kratky [*1970] studied visual communication, fine arts and philosophy in Berlin and Paris. Working as a media designer and artist with a focus on the planning and design of interfaces, he collaborated on numerous artistic and commercial projects including the award winning DVD-ROM »That’s Kyogen«, the project »Web of Life«, a joint production of the ZKM and the Aventis Foundation, as well as the design of the user interface of the software program »Xfrog«.
Kratky's artistic projects include »Postkarten für die Hauptstadt« [Berlin 1996], »Berliner - Tonale Portraits« [Berlin 1998], and »mondophrenetic [Brussels 2000].
Currently, Kratky is working at the ZKM Karlsruhe and at the University of Karlsruhe.


The Labyrinth Project

The Labyrinth Project is a research initiative on interactive narrative at the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California. Under the direction of cultural theorist Marsha Kinder, this initiative works at the pressure point between theory and practice. Kinder has assembled a talented creative team, headed by interface designer Rosemary Comella, art director Kristy H.A. Kang, and associate producer JoAnn Hanley. Since 1997, they have produced interactive documentaries and museum installations in collaboration with independent artists known for their narrative experimentation.

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