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I am an Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Research Creation at the Université de Montréal. My primary interests are the politics and aesthetics of media technologies as materials and infrastructures; the meeting points between cultural practices and technological innovation; and historical and theoretical perspectives that emerge from “marginal” media objects. I am currently working on a media history of authentication, and practices of recognition in the media arts.  I’m also part of a research collaboration with artists and scientists working on nano-optical materials, images, and interfaces. (See projects for details.) In previous work I engaged with questions of national identities, citizenship, and site-specific art, and these were central themes of my first book, Polish Media Art in an Expanded Field (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2016). Finally, after some years working in publishing, including  as the Managing Editor of PUBLIC in Toronto and in various positions with Continuum (now Bloomsbury) in New York, I have developed an interest in the material forms and practices of small press and arts publishing, including analog revivals, digital platforms, and the “artisanal web.” I am a co-director of the Artefact Lab.

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