about

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 security printing, and practices of recognition in the media arts. I’m also in a partnership team working to activate moving image archives in Canada, and a research collaboration with artists and scientists working on nano-optical materials and images. (See projects for details.) I previously 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: Art/Culture/Ideas 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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