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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Ana Viseu

Technology in Practice

University   York University
E-Mail Address   aviseu@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416)736-2100 ext.20329
Office Location   3007 TEL
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Education

B.A. (Universidade Nova de Lisboa); M.A. (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona); Ph.D. (Toronto)

Biography

Professor Viseu teaches courses on bodies, technology and society at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research examines the practices of development and use of emergent (and contested) technologies, from both theoretical and material perspectives. She specializes in the critical examination of technologies, such as nanotechnology, wearable computing and robotics, that posit the body as the interface between biology and information, with the goal of understanding how these interactions are reifying and reformulating notions of identity, embodiment, agency and privacy. Prof. Viseu has published in a number of venues, including the journals of Ethics & Information Technology, and Information, Communication and Society. She is currently working on two forthcoming publications on wearable computing will be submitted to Science and Social Studies of Science. She is also affiliated with the Center for Social Studies of the Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

Research Interests

Emerging technologies, feminist technoscience, body, agency, identity, ethnography.

Selected Pulblications

Current research projects/journals:

Nano & Us: An Oral History of CNF's 30th Anniversary; The Visions and Realities of Wearable Computing.

Link to Personal Website: http://www.yorku.ca/aviseu/

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan