I am an Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Research Creation at the Université de Montréal, where I am a co-director of the Artefact Lab. 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. Recurring through much of my research are also questions on the technologies and practices that mediate the identities of people, cultures, and things.
I am currently working on a media history of authentication and security printing, and on technologies of recognition in the media arts. I also participate in nation-wide partnership team working to “activate” Canadian moving image archives. An ongoing project is a research collaboration with artists and scientists that is at once a speculation on the possibilities of new nano-optical medium and a reflection on the nature of interdisciplinary work. (See projects for details.) 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 small press and arts publishing, including analog revivals, digital platforms, and the “artisanal web.” My first book is Polish Media Art in an Expanded Field (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2016).