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My previous research explored how digital media/technology impacts musicians and creative artists in terms of gaining popularity and musical evaluations/recognition.  My current practice-based research focuses on how each disparate creative genre seamlessly connects and engages with others to create meaningful intermedia projects and performances. In my research, I carefully consider interactivity between the aural and visual dimensions, performers and audiences, visible and invisible spheres, and analog and digital realms. I consciously explore the potential of emerging technologies in terms of creating manifold and embodied aesthetic experiences while also examining the various pitfalls, challenges and risks which may subsequently rise.

                                                                           Peer-Reviewed Articles


  • Suhr, H.C. (2019). “I, You, We: Exploring Interactive Multimedia Performance Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 1147-1148

  • Suhr, H.C. (2018). The Audience and Artist Interactivity in Augmented Reality Art: The Solo Exhibition on the Flame Series, Critical Arts, 32(3), 111-125 

  • Suhr, H.C. (2014). Introduction, Towards Interdisciplinary Approaches to Online Evaluation of Creativity? In H.C. Suhr (Ed.). Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts. New York: Routledge. 

  • Suhr, H.C. (2014). Underpinning the Digital Landscape of Judgment and Evaluation on Indaba Music Contests. In H.C. Suhr (Ed.). Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts. New York: Routledge.

  • Suhr, H.C. (2012). Raising popularity on social media: Underpinning the brand of Tila Tequila.  International Journal of the Humanities, 9(11), 9-22. 

  • Suhr, H.C. (2012). Understanding the hegemonic struggle between mainstream vs. independent Forces: Music Industry and Musicians in the Age of Social Media. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 7(6), 123-136.

  • Suhr, H.C. (2010). Understanding the emergence of social protocols on cyberspace: Social networking practices of musicians. Comunicar 34. Monograph. 

      (Published also in Spanish Language). 

  • Suhr, H.C. (2009) Severing the disjuncture between cultural studies and aesthetics: New ways to engage aesthetics in the study of social networking sites. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Vol. 19.

  • Suhr, H.C. (2009). Understanding the operation and values of live music performances on Secondlife: A textual analysis on International Journal of the Humanities, 7(1), 183-196. 

  • Suhr, H.C. (2009). Understanding the paradoxes in the artistic fields of Myspace: The problematization of values and popularity in convergence culture. New Media and Society, 11(1/2), 179-198. (listed under 50 most read article in the month of July 2009 and October 2009)

  • Suhr, H.C. (2008). The role of participatory media in aesthetic taste formation: How do amateurs critiques music performances and videos on The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 4(2), 215-222.

  • Suhr, H.C. (2008). The role of intermediaries in the consecration of arts on International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(2), 259-263.


                                     Other Publications

  • Suhr, H. C. & Hildebrandt, R. (2011) “Artist Communities” Encyclopedia of Social Networking, George Barnett, Ph.D., General Editors, Sage Publication. 

  • Suhr, H.C. (2009). Review of Ispy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era by Mark Andrejevic for Cyberculture Studies book reviews.

  • Suhr, H.C. (2008). “Music with View.” The Art Section: An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentaries. Vol. II, Issue 1, Deanna Sirlin (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Philip Auslander (Editor). 


                              CONFERENCE PRESENTATION


  • “I, You, We” Interactive Media Art Installation/Performance, (demo presentation)

    Artech 9th International Conference on Digital      and Interactive Arts, Braga, Portugal. Oct. 23-      25, 2019.

  • “I, You, We” Interactive Media Art Installation/Performance,” Art Teleported Conference and Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, Jan.5, 2019.

  • “Unveiling Augmented Reality Art’s Potential for Diversity and Inclusivity.” International Digital Media Art Association, Washington, D.C.  Oct, 6-7, 2017.

  • “Judge This! Is this Hit music or Not? An Exploratory Study on the Gamification of Evaluation.” International Communication Association, Seattle, Washington May 22- May 26, 2014.

  • “Media Production’s New Challenge: Wresting with the Emergence of Digital Evaluation on Creativity and Arts.” ICA Post Conference, University of Leeds, June 24, 2013, London, UK. 

  • “Theorizing Toward Digital Evaluation of Arts and Creativity: An Introduction to an Alternative Form of Evaluation in Digital Environments.” Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association, March 27-30, 2013, Washington, D.C. 

  • “Digital Evaluation of Arts and Creativity as a New Emerging Framework: An Introduction to the Evolving Definition and Theorization of Digital Evaluations.”  DML Café Roundtable Discussion. Digital Media and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL. March 15, 2013. 

  • “The Implication of Spotify-Facebook Integration: Private vs. Public Display of Aesthetic Tastes on Socially Mediated Environments.” National Communication Association, November 15-18, 2012, Orlando, Florida. (scholar to scholar)

  • “Raising popularity on social media: Underpinning the brand of Tila Tequila” The Ninth International Conference on New Direction in the Humanities, June 8-11, 2011, Granada, Spain. (virtual presentation)

  • “Hegemony since the Birth of Social Media: Reconfiguring the Relationship between Musicians and Record Label” The Seventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, March 25-27, 2011, Bilbao, Spain.  (virtual presentation)

  • “Tracing the Transition from Immaterial, Affective and Free labor on Social and Paid Labor on” National Communication Association, November, 14-17, 2010, San Francisco, CA.  

  • “Exploring Musicians’ Laboring Process on Youtube: How does the Notion of Popularity Change in the Youtube Era?” National Communication Association, November, 12-15, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.

  • “Understanding the Implication of Interactivity Between Musical Artist and Audience: A Virtual Ethnography of Live Musical Performances on” Pre- Conference, International Communication Association, May 21, 2009, Sponsored by Popular Communication Division

  • “Understanding Immaterial, Affective and Free Labor of Musicians and Fans on” National Popular Culture and American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, 8-11, April 2009 

  • “The Labor of Social Networking: What are the Experts Advice on Becoming Famous on” New Jersey Communication Association, Ken University, NJ. March 28, 2009.

  • “Understanding the Interactivity between Sound and Vision: An Auto-Ethnographic Account of Improvisational Performance at 2007 NY Art Expo.” National Communication Association, San Diego, CA 21-24, November 2008 (poster session)

  • “Severing the Disjuncture between Cultural Studies and Aesthetics: New Ways to engage Aesthetics in the Study of Social Networking Sites.” National Communication Association, San Diego, CA 21-24, November 2008

  • “The Role of Participatory Media in Consecrating the Arts: Underpinning the Paradoxes in the Artistic Field of” 2008 Pre-Conference International Communication Association. May 22nd, 2008, Montreal, Canada. McGill University. 

  • “Jammin' in Cyberspace: Presence, Performance, and the concept of "Live" Music in Second Life.” The 12th Annual New Jersey Communication Association Conference Saturday, March 22, 2008, the Communication Arts Department Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York

  • “The Unrelenting Quest for Audiences’ Approval in Music Industry: How are Audiences Constructed from the Music Industry’s Standpoint?”  The 2008 Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, in San Francisco, California, on March 19 – 22, 2008.

  • “The Feminist Aesthetics of the Female Subculture Music: A Textual Analysis of Ani Difranco’s political ideologies in the live performance DVD “Trust” National Communication Association Convention. November 15-18, 2007, Chicago, Illinois.

  • “Aesthetics as an Unspoken Medium for Self-Reflexivity: The Intersection between Foucault and the Aurobindo’s notion on the Aesthetics of Existences.” The 28th Meeting of South West Texas Popular and American Culture Association. February 14-17, 2007



                                       Invited Talk and Lectures


  • “The Evolution of Music Distribution and Consumption in the Digital Era.” Department of Music, Northeastern University, May 1, 2013. 

  • “What is Digital Evaluation of the Arts and Creativity?,” Ph.D. Alumni Panel, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information. April 24, 2013.

  • “Digital Evaluation meets Digital Pedagogy meets Creativity,” Quinnipiac University, CT, Dec. 3, 2012.

  •  Media Effects,” Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, March, 14, 2012

  • “Rewards, Reputation and Recognition,” Digital Media and Learning Competition Research Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 29, 2012

  • “Social Media, Mobile Technology and Music,” CIT Department, IT forum, Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH, February 10, 2012. 

  • Communication and Technology, “The Rise of Social Media,” Fordham University, Bronx, NY, March 25, 10. 

  • Public Speaking, “Using Presentation Aids: Introduction on Prezi,” Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, March 4, 10

  • Computer Mediated Communication, “Technological Determinism,” Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA, February 5, 2010

  • Development of Mass Media, “The Evolution of Recording Industry in relation to     Audience,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, March 11, 09

  • Development of Mass Media, “The Internet Revolution: New Media and Music,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, July 25, 07

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