Kris Paulsen

Kris Paulsen

Kris Paulsen

Associate Professor, Department of History of Art

(614) 688-8179

302 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

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Areas of Expertise

  • New Media Art Studies
  • Experimental Film and Media Studies
  • Critical Theory


  • PhD University of California – Berkeley
  • MA University of California – Berkeley
  • BA Brown University

Kris Paulsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. She received her BA in History of Art and Art-Semiotics at Brown University, and her MA and PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Rhetoric with a designated emphasis in New Media. Dr. Paulsen studies contemporary art with a specialization in time-based and electronic media. Her work traces the history of technology in the arts and the rhetoric of “new media” from photography to digital and computational art. Her current research addresses the logics of quantification and algorithmic structures in contemporary art and culture. Her first book, Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface, is forthcoming from MIT Press in 2017. Other publications on topics such as experimental television, 1990s Net Art, the history of photography, network aesthetics, and curatorial studies have appeared in Representations, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Mousse, BOMB, Design and Culture, Media-N, Art Practical, Amodern, and  From 2012 to 2016 she was co-director of The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects in Columbus, OH. Her articles and other publications can be found here:

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