Eddie Lohmeyer is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. His research explores aesthetic and technical developments within histories of digital media, with an emphasis on video games and their relationship to traditions of the avant-garde. Additionally, his art considers embodied experience through processes of play and defamiliarization. Using deconstructive approaches such as glitch, physical modifications to hardware, assemblage, etc., his installations, sculpture, and video stage bizarre encounters with media as a means to unveil our normal attitudes and perceptions toward technologies.
Lohmeyer’s art explores the intersections among body and technology, particularly in how interactivity can open participants to novel sensory and perceptual experiences. Through installation, sculpture, and video these media interventions prompt a politics of the body that reconsider our habitual encounters with technologies through new avenues of play and engaging with unfamiliar and uncanny interfaces. His works often upend and play with the media we have grown up around and have a nostalgic affinity for. The bizarre and playful encounters with these strange media unveil the normal attitudes and perceptions of technologies that have become a mundane extension of our bodies, while also questioning the knowledge frameworks through which we perceive and sense the world via media objects.
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