Experts in: Media history
- Media Studies
- Materialites and infrastructures
- Media arts
- Maker cultures
- Digital technologies
- Digital culture
- Media history
- Media theory
- Aesthetics of communication
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.
My research has concerned or concerns the economics of cultural industries, statistics in the fields of culture and communication, successful cultural products like best-sellers, media history, sound recording, television programming, and advertising. I regularly collaborate with the Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec.