Speaker: Gunnar Liestøl
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Gunnar Liestøl

University of Oslo
Media & Communication
Gaustadalleen 21
NO 0317 Norway

Gunnar Liestøl is Professor at the Dept.of media & Communication, University of Oslo, and has a magster artium degree in General and Comparative Literature and a dr. philos. degree in Media Studies ('Essays in Rhetorics of Hypermedia Design'). He has developed several hypermedia systems, including the awardwinning 'Kon-Tiki interactive' (Voyager 1996). Liestøl has written and edited many books, among them: Liestøl et al. (eds.) 'Digital Media Revisited. Theoretical and conceptual innovations in digital domains.' (MIT Press 2003). Liestøl now directs the INVENTIO-project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. It is directed towards the theory & practice of Digital Genre Design in location-based mobile media.

Gunnar will demonstrate The Real, the Virtual & the Local. [Demonstration]