Nancy Mauro-Flude is an artist and theorist driven by the demystification of technology, and the ‘mystification’ that lie in and through the performance of the machinic assemblage. 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. Her research grapples with the talismanic logics of island cultures. Media experimentation and pedagogy form the basis of her work where the computer is approached as a theatre machine. Under various pseudonyms she actively works to fuse radical forms of open culture by introducing experimental pedagogy with a particular focus upon relatively conservative and weakly networked regions.
Alumni of Piet Zwart Institute. Currently Professor in the Communications and New Media Department, National University Singapore.
Founder of Miss Desponias Critical Media Salon 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
- Divination Divination. DarkMofo Museum New and Old Art Tasmania, 2016.
- CyberFeminst Flag performance in collaboration with Linda Dement, CyberFeminst Bedsheet Flown as Flag. VCA. 2018.
- Selected curated events
- TacticalMagick.net Networked Art Forms: Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits, 2013.
- Microbites.me Microbites of Innovation. Art Track ACM Creativity and Cognition, 2017.
- InternetLoreAsia Writing for the Internet: Internet lore in Asia. Asia Research Institute, 2018.
- Selected publications
- "Don’t mess with my settings", AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 8, 2015.
- "Divine Trash Strata", Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts 2, University of Melbourne, 2016.
- Selected interviews
- Kendall Grady, you will _KNOW how_ : an interview with Nancy Mauro-Flude, 31 Oct 2011.
- Leandro Palacio, "Coding technology for a eulogy to Tasmanian elder. Valetudo", 2013. Video.