A hybrid at its simplest is a mixed thing made up of the sum total of its predecessors. Hybrid media practices bring together different media to create work that is both familiar and strange. How can new media artists push the limits of their practice by engaging with hybrid forms? How can the strange give birth to the unexpected? How can the unexpected give rise to new forms? In cultural studies hybridity is a contested term and as such highlights not only its own inherent problems but the problems inherent in the arguments that oppose it. How might new media theorists extrapolate from cultural theorists to expand upon this malleable, yet contested term?
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