Charlotte Frost is an academic, broadcaster, and self-described glamour puss focusing on art’s relationship with technology. A specialist in the impact of internet tools on art history and criticism, she has researched the history of digital and new-media art, the hidden technicity of art-historical discourse, emergent art-critical practices and broadcast technologies, and the digital future of art books. She earned her doctorate in film and visual media in the School of History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Frost is the founder and editor of Arts Future Book, a research project and academic book series that looks at how digital creativity challenges the form and content of the art history/criticism/theory book. Currently, she leads the Art and Design Culture module for the foundation degree in digital art and design at the Writtle School of Design in Essex, and teaches on the Art and Society module at the University of Westminster in London. She is writing her first book, Art History Online: Mailing Lists, Digital Forums, and the Future of Criticism, for publication in 2012. A new member of the CAA Committee on Intellectual Property, she is also the founder of PhD2Published, a web resource offering book-publishing advice to early career academics—and she video blogs her adventures in academic publishing.
Producing reviews and discussion on digital and new-media art for more than ten years, Frost has worked with Furtherfield, where she is associate context editor, Rhizome, and a-n, where she writes the regular column, Digital Practices. A presenter on Furtherfield’s radio show on Resonance FM, she also recently coproduced and presented a set of videos on social media for creatives and contributed to the Guardian video on the artist Jill Magid’s Tate Modern show. In 2010, Frost’s book chapter “Internet Art History 2.0” was published in Revisualizing Visual Culture, and she completed a short-term postdoctoral fellowship at the prestigious HUMlab in Sweden, where she gave a seminar on “The Culture of Online Art Production and Presentation.”