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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

Profile

Research expertise

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal, specializing in media studies, media arts, and research-creation. I also regularly venture into other disciplines such as art history and STS. My primary interests are the politics and aesthetics of media as materials and infrastructures; the meeting points between culture and technology; and questions of the body and identity in technological contexts and interactions. I’m currently particularly engaged in projects centered on the protocols of identification, authentication, and recognition.

My next book project, tentatively called High-Tech Paper: A Media History of Security Aesthetics, is a historical and theoretical study of security printing and its artefacts (passports, banknotes, etc.). In a budding new project I’m thinking about human-machine interaction in an age of machine listening. I’m interested in invisible disabilities, and particularly to start in the algorithmic programming of technologies of speech and voice recognition that define and reproduce ideas about what it means to be a “good” speaker, and the consequences of being dysfluent and “out-of-sync.”

I am also co-investigator in the Archive/Counter-Archive: Activitating Canada's Moving Image Heritage partnership, which is working to “activate” Canadian moving image archives (SSHRC Partnership). And, I'm leading the project Nano-Verses, a 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. My first book is Polish Media Art in an Expanded Field (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2016).

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

Research affiliations

Research units

Codirectrice

Membre

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

Projects

Research projects

2021 - 2024

FI - 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

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
2018 - 2022

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