In times past, media remained generic. Print was print, audio was audio, images were images. Perhaps it was the fusion of film and sound that first challenged these divisions. University Professor and Founder and Director of The Labyrinth Project, Professor Kinder began her academic career as a literary historian and critic. Over the years she has developed into a leading expert in the field of multi-media studies. In this presentation, Professor Kinder will explore with students her current experimental work on database narratives and archival cultural history, where science and art intersect. She will examine how the emergence of databases and archives as primary forms of knowledge production has reshaped the form and function of narrative.
Marsha Kinder is University Professor, professor of critical studies, comparative literature and Spanish and Portuguese, and founder and director of The Labyrinth Project. The power of database structures is dramatically altering narrative possibilities, and Professor Kinder is a leading force in determining the direction these new modes of expression are taking. In The Labyrinth Project, Kinder has overseen the development of DVD-ROMs, interactive installations and Websites that have taken materials expressed in traditional media and transformed them into award-winning database documentaries.