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).
2013, Communication and Culture, York University (Toronto, Canada)
2005, Media, Culture,and Communication (MCC), New York University (New York, États-Unis)
2004, Media, Culture,and Communication (MCC), New York University (New York, États-Unis)
Affiliations and responsabilities
Teaching and supervision
Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
Images du temps dans les manuels scolaires : recherche-création pour comprendre les rapports entre représentations et savoirs en physique
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
FI - The Sociability of Sleep
FD - The Sociability of Sleep
High-tech paper: Security printing and the aesthetics of trust
Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada's Moving Image Heritage
Les arts de la reconnaissance : stratégies et tactiques de l’intelligence entre identification et interactivité
Authenticating People and Things: Technical Materials and Media Convergence in the Search for Security
BricoLab: Création d'un laboratoire de création et fabrication numérique au sein du Département de communication
Appel de projets d'innovation liés aux technologies numériques/Initiatives en soutien direct à la réussite.
- Media and Visual Arts
- Art History
Areas of expertise
- Media Studies
- Media arts
- Materialites and infrastructures
- Digital technologies
- Digital culture
- Media history
- Media theory
- Aesthetics of communication