Andrew Dewdney

Andrew Dewdney is a research professor at London South Bank University whose current research is focused upon the intersections of art, media and technology. He is currently co-authoring a book upon how the discourses of art, media and technology play out in the contemporary art museum. From 2007 until 2010 he was the principal investigator of a major national AHRC funded project in collaboration with Tate Britain entitled Tate Encounters: Britshness and Visual Cultures. In 2014 he collaborated with Tate and The Royal College of Art on an AHRC funded research project looking at Cultural Value and the Digital in the Museum. He is an advisory board member for the peer-reviewed journals Photographies and Philosophy of Photography. He is a member of the board of trustees of Culture24. He has written, presented and published widely within media, communications and museology.

Works by Andrew Dewdney:

The University of YouTube: the medium, the user, photography and the search for really useful knowledge.

September 2016

This short text is the result of an attempt to understand photographic theory by YouTube, which took the shape of an online errand of forking paths, full of interesting digressions, leading of course everywhere and nowhere.

Interview with Joanna Zylinska [PART 1]

December 2018

Last July, Andrew Dewdney interviewed Joanna Zylinska for Unthinking Photography, on the occasion of her recent publication ‘Nonhuman Photography’ (MIT Press, 2017). In this discussion Zylinska talks about her research on the nonhuman, its relation to photography and its politics while she reflects on creative as well as institutional practices in the age of the Anthropocene.
We are publishing two excerpts as a glimpse to this rich conversation while you can access the full interview here.

Interview with Joanna Zylinska - PART II

January 2019

Last July, Andrew Dewdney interviewed Joanna Zylinska for Unthinking Photography, on the occasion of her recent publication ‘Nonhuman Photography’ (MIT Press, 2017). Zylinska talks about her research on the nonhuman, its relation to photography and its politics, while she reflects on creative as well as institutional practices in the age of the Anthropocene.

In this second excerpt, Zylinska and Dewdney address questions around post-photography, representation and extinction.