I’m an Assistant 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 my current work in print and paper histories, technologies, and practices.
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.
I’m starting a project called The Arts of Recognition, where I consider the rhythms of healthy and atypical (out-of-sync) bodies in the context of human-machine interaction. I’m also a co-investigator in Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada’s Moving Image Heritage, a nation-wide partnership working to research and remediate audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. And, I recently completed the project Nano-Verses, a collaboration with artists and scientists that explored the possibilities of new nano-optical medium while also serving as reflection on the nature of interdisciplinary work. (See projects for details.)
- I am a co-director of the Artefact Lab and the Bricolab.
- I am a member of Hexagram, an editorial board member of the journal Intermédialités, and the Secretary of the Canadian Communication Association.
- 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.