Kris Paulsen studies contemporary art with a specialization in time-based media. In particular, her work traces the history of technology in the arts and the rhetoric of "new media" from photography to computational art. Her current research addresses artistic engagements with television and experiments with telepresence. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, film theory, and semiotics, she examines the phenomenological and epistemological effects of technologies on space, time and bodily presence. Additionally, Professor Paulsen is interested in the legal and philosophical stakes of forgery, reenactment, appropriation, and copyright in the digital age. She is currently working on two book manuscripts, "Mass Medium: Artists' Television 1965 to the Present" and "Real Time over Real Space: Telepresence and Contemporary Art."
- Contemporary Art, Film, Video & New Media
- Ph.D., Department of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley, 2009. Designated Emphasis in New Media
- M.A., Department of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
- A.B., with high honor, and magna cum laude. History of Art & Architecture and Art-Semiotics, Brown University, 2000