Brigitta Zics

Brigitta Zics is an award winning artist, theorist and currently Visiting Fellow at the Trasntechnology Research at the University of Plymouth. She is working on post-doctoral methodologies, supervising research students and developing a new major collaborative project. She also lectures BA and MA students at the University of Plymouth and University of Wales Newport.

Brigitta is focusing on emerging technologies of interaction and their aesthetic capacities through the human cognition. In her recently finished interdisciplinary thesis Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity: Toward a New Aesthetic for Media Art (2008) she introduced a new philosophical model of the Transparent Act which proposes a radical re-evaluation of how interaction can be understood in disciplines of art and design. Her latest art work the Mind Cupola applies a modality of passive interaction which is an affective environment in which the user¹s experience initiates a cognitive feedback loop with a potential for spiritual-like states in their consciousness. Besides this major focus her innovative interest is to look at the potentialities of cognitive-based interface design for enterprise and business applications. One of recent examination is how the Mind Cupola might be applied by ageing people as an tool for improvement of well being.

Books

Journal Articles

Leonardo Reviews

Buffalo Heads: Media Study, Media Practice, Media Pioneers, 1973–1990 edited by Woody Vasulka and Peter Weibel. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 800 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-262-72050-7

October 2009
Artists' Articles

Toward an Affective Aesthetics: Cognitive-Driven Interaction in the Affective Environment of the Mind Cupola

February 2011