I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal, working in media studies, media arts, and research-creation. I work primarily at the intersection of media aesthetics, material and visual cultures, and history and philosophy of science and technology. I’m particularly interested in print and paper (see for ex. the Paperology RAG or a recent article on the Bowater Papers).
My next book project, tentatively called High-Tech Paper: Security Printing and the Aesthetics of Trust, is a historical and theoretical study of security printing and document aesthetics that investigates the material protocols of identification, authentication, and recognition.
From 2021–2023 I’m spearheading a collaborative research-creation project called The Sociability of Sleep with Alanna Thain (English, McGill) that brings together artists, scientists, medical doctors, and researchers in the humanities to generate new interdisciplinary knowledge and empathies for sleep conditions. (Details on these and other past and current projects here.)
- I am a founding co-director of the Artefact Lab and the Bricolab.
- I am a member of Hexagram, an editorial board member of the journals Intermédialités and the Canadian Journal of Communication, and the Secretary of the Canadian Communication Association.
- I’ve edited a few collections. My first book is Polish Media Art in an Expanded Field (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2016).
- I previously worked as the Managing Editor of PUBLIC: Art/Culture/Ideas in Toronto and with Continuum Publishing (now Bloomsbury) in New York.