Janez Strehovec


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Janez Strehovec received his Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1988 in Aesthetics. Since 1993 he has been working as principal researcher at the projects Theories of Cyberarts, Theories of Cyberculture, and Theories of Internet Culture and Internet Textuality, supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Science and Technology. In the nineties he taught Sociology of Popular Culture at two faculties of University of Ljubljana. He is the author of six books in the field of cultural studies and aesthetics published in Slovenia. His books include Technoculture, the Culture of Techno (1998) dealing with the subject of techno not just as a lifestyle issue and music movement but as a crucial principle of the recent artificial realities. His most recent book is the Text and the New Media (2007). He has also written in journals such as the Journal of Popular Culture, the Popular Culture Review, Digital Creativity, Technoetic Arts, A-r-c, Afterimage and CTheory, and has presented his papers at various international conferences in Europe, Mexico, Australia and the United States. His essays "Moving Words" and "Attitudes on the Move" are published in The CyberText Yearbook 2000 and 2002-2003 (Ed. by M. Eskelinen & R. Koskimaa). His most recent essays are included as book chapters in Reading Moving Letters (ed. by R. Simanowski et al.), Regards Croisses (ed. by Ph. Bootz and Ch. Baldwin), and Phenomenology and Media (ed. by P. Majkut and A.J.L. Carrillo Canan). He also deals with poetry, both as theoretician and poet, and has published three books of poems in Slovenia. His hobbies are mountain biking, backpacking and alpine climbing. Every year he spends his summer vacation in the French and Swiss Alps climbing the ridges of the highest European mountains. He is the principal investigator in Slovenia on the ELMCIP project.
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