Nancy Mauro-Flude

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Nancy Mauro-Flude is an artist, theorist and digital caretaker. Her research is driven by the demystification of technology and the ‘mystification’ that lies in and through the performance of the machinic assemblage. Grappling with the talismanic logics of island cultures, medium experimentation, and pedagogy form the basis of her work, where the computer is approached as a theatre machine.

Under various pseudonyms and in various cooperations, Nancy actively works to fuse radical forms of open culture by introducing experimental pedagogy with a particular focus on relatively conservative and weakly networked regions.

"...Gray magics, hijackings, driftings and seizures of power the sensitive and subversive subterfuges by which she urges, twists and explores the aesthetic politic of the open source spirit" (Anne Goldenberg, 2013) ".dpi feminist journal of art and digital culture."

Alumni of Piet Zwart Institute, co founder of Moddr part of the WORM venue in Rotterdam.

She leads Holistic Computing Art, Technology, Materiality research and is a member of "Digital Ethnography Research Centre", RMIT Melbourne.

Founder of Desponias Critical Media Coven and long-term member of the Genderchangers home brewed since 1998, working to actively change the ‘gender’ of technology. Involves projects such as systerserver, Eclectic Tech Carnival.

Selected projects

Selected Curatorial work
  • Economythologies EMLX 2020 - ongoing Critical thinking, making and trading for the New World Disorder, an emphasis on voices from the Asia-Pacific region, participants to collectively imagine new aesthetic ways of (re-)configuring art and economy
  • encoding_experience/10_October_2008_18:00_EST.* Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmania 2008.
  • Networked Art Forms: Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits, 2013.
  • Microbites of Innovation. Art Track ACM Creativity and Cognition, 2017.
  • Internet Lore Asia Writing for the Internet: Internet lore in Asia. Asia Research Institute, 2018.
  • Vvitchvvave Post Digital Aesthetics Symposium and Exhibition, Siteworks, 2019.
  • Asemic Runway 2022.
Selected publications

"Writing the Feminist Internet: A Chthonian Feminist Internet Theory for the Twenty First Century"] In Eds., A. Maddox, R. W .Gehl, T. Cinque. The Dark Social: Online Practices of Resistance, Motility and Power. Continuum Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 35:5, 788-804. doi:10.1080/10304312.2021.1983260.

  • Mauro-Flude, Nancy (2019), "Performing The Internet", Post Digital Folklore, Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, Pen:IGI-Global.
  • Mauro-Flude, Nancy (2016) "Divine Trash Strata", Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts Issue 2, University of Melbourne.
  • Mauro-Flude, N (2015), 'Linux for Artists: Embodiment & Nix Modus Operandi', in A Mansoux & M de Valk (eds.), FLOSS+Art, GOTO10, Poitiers, France. MUTE, London, pp. 206-223.
Selected interviews
  • Alana Hunt, Activating the textures of Post-Digital Aesthetics A conversation with Nancy Mauro-Flude, Tom Penney [1], 28 February 2019.
  • Ragna Rök Jóns, Is the 4th wave of feminism digital? [2], August 19, 2013.