Kristin Stransky Mallinger
University of Denver
Kristin Stransky Mallinger’s work explores the potential conflict that exists between the personal/internal and the external spheres in which we all operate. Interactions between the personal sphere and the external world are constantly processed and internalized. Using digital media and physical objects, she takes her personal/internal sphere and makes it public. She explores how the digital/physical relates to external/internal and what particular properties of the physical/digital create this juxtaposition.
Stransky Mallinger is a native of the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, which boasts a robust ethnic population. Her Slovenian heritage is an important influence in her conceptual bent. It is responsible for her interest in tactile media, particularly mediums traditionally associated with “women’s work.” She is currently a MFA student at the University of Denver in the Electronic Media Arts and Design program. She completed her BFA at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 2007, with a concentration in Sculpture. The digital media program was in its inception at Saint Mary’s and Kristin’s work in web content, Flash-based media and video served as a guinea pig for a blossoming program. Kristin currently works in eTextiles, web content and video, all within the context of installation. Her interests include social interaction, gender socialization and gendered cultural expectations.
intraInter socialite is a wearable emoticon jacket with LCD screen that explores emoticons when they are introduced to physical social interactions.