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Communication; Arts and Literature; Social Sciences and Humanities; Information and Communication Technologies

Aleksandra Kaminska

Professeure agrégée

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de communication

Marie-Victorin, room B-417

514 343-6111 #38776

a.kaminska@umontreal.ca

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Research expertise

I'm an Associate Professor 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 research in print and paper histories, technologies, and practices.

I’m currently working on a book called High-Tech Paper: Security Printing and the Aesthetics of Trust, a historical and theoretical study of security printing and document aesthetics that investigates the material protocols of identification, authentication, and recognition.

I’m also co-directing a collaborative project on sleep. The Sociability of Sleep is an interdisciplinary research-creation project exploring the epistemologies and equities of sleep. We are interested in both the everyday and the exceptional experiences of sleep and its disturbances. Our approach is rooted in art-science experimentation, collaboration, prototyping, and various forms of “critical making” that integrate and engage with qualitative or quantitative research data. We aim for interventions into sleep in art, design, media, and performance to generate novel sleep situations that can enrich knowledge, understanding, and normative treatment of sleep conditions, as well as the collective care of all sleepers.

Biography

Doctorat (Ph.D).
2013, Communication and Culture, York University (Toronto, Canada)

Maîtrise (M.A.)
2005, Media, Culture,and Communication (MCC), New York University (New York, États-Unis)

Baccalauréat (B.Sc.)
2004, Media, Culture,and Communication (MCC), New York University (New York, États-Unis)

Affiliations and responsabilities

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Projects

Research projects

2022 - 2030

cinEXmedia: Ensuring Well-Being in the Screen Age. A Partnership Supporting the Inclusive Use of Cinematic Experiences in Health, Education, and Society

Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV128152-Subvention de partenariat
2021 - 2024

FI - The Sociability of Sleep

Lead researcher : Aleksandra Kaminska , Marie-Josée Hébert
Co-researchers : Alanna Thain , Marta Kaminska
Funding sources: SPIIE/Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Fonds Nouvelles frontières en recherche - Exploration
2021 - 2024

FD - The Sociability of Sleep

Lead researcher : Aleksandra Kaminska
Co-researchers : Alanna Thain , Marta Kaminska
Funding sources: SPIIE/Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Fonds Nouvelles frontières en recherche - Exploration
2021 - 2024

High-tech paper: Security printing and the aesthetics of trust

Lead researcher : Aleksandra Kaminska
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention Savoir
2018 - 2024

Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada's Moving Image Heritage

Co-researchers : Aleksandra Kaminska
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV128152-Subvention de partenariat
2022 - 2023

The Paperology Symposium

Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV152160-Subvention Connexion
2018 - 2023

Les arts de la reconnaissance : stratégies et tactiques de l’intelligence entre identification et interactivité

Lead researcher : Aleksandra Kaminska
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV113813-(NP) Soutien à la recherche pour la relève professorale
2017 - 2022

Authenticating People and Things: Technical Materials and Media Convergence in the Search for Security

Lead researcher : Aleksandra Kaminska
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir
2019

BricoLab: Création d'un laboratoire de création et fabrication numérique au sein du Département de communication

Lead researcher : Aleksandra Kaminska
Funding sources: Université de Montréal
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Disciplines

  • Communication
  • Media and Visual Arts
  • History
  • Art History

Areas of expertise

  • Media Studies
  • Materialites and infrastructures
  • Media arts
  • Maker cultures
  • Digital technologies
  • Digital culture
  • Media history
  • Media theory
  • Aesthetics of communication
  • Research-creation