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Guest 10: Nicole Killian

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Episode 10: The Virtual is Real 
Airing: January, 13th 2016

Nicole was born the year the first cd player was sold in Japan. Her work investigates how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms effect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer, feminist perspective.

She has lectured at Royal College of Art (London), North Carolina State University, ATypi Dublin, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Pratt Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Minneapolis College of Art + Design and the American Comparative Literature Association where she presented ongoing research, ☾ Sailor Moon☆Glitter Text+Graphic Design ✔.

Her writing is published in the third edition of Terry Barrett’s Criticizing Art and she frequently contributes to online quarterly WOW HUH. Last spring her essay "The Aesthetics of Index" was included in Issue 2 of The Enemy. Her current essay, "The Emotional Potential of Girls Presented on the Internet as Object" will be published by Penny-ante Editions in the book Modern Behaviours for Fall 2016. She is currently working on a new essay, "The Transgressive Girl" for the Journal of Feminist Scholarship to be published in 2017.


Nicole holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, finishing at the Bauhaus in Dessau Germany and a Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.  She is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, studying and making work around "girls that run in packs."

Check out her website and you can find her on twitter @saucyunicorn.