Isabel Pedersen

Dr. Isabel Pedersen is Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and Professor of Communication Studies at Ontario Tech University.

She is Founder and Director of the Digital Life Institute. She studies the cultural, ethical, and political challenges posed by technological change. She is co-editor of Embodied Computing: Wearables, Implantables, Embeddables, Ingestibles (2020, MIT Press). She is published in many academic journals including the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, and Parol – Quaderni d’arte e di eipistemologia. Her collaborative media arts projects include iMind, TombSeer, Fearmonger, and FabricofDigitalLife.com. She is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative Education Committee, which is an official subcommittee of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS).

Education

Ph.D. in English, Language and Literature, University of Waterloo
M.A. in English, Language and Professional Writing, University of Waterloo
B.A. in English, Trinity College, University of Toronto

Career

Leadership Positions
Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture (2012-2022)
Director, Digital Life Institute (2020)
Director of Decimal Lab (2012 – 2020)

Faculty Positions
Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Professor (2020)
Associate Professor (2012 – 2020)
School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate program affiliation in Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Appointed Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University, Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture, York University and Ryerson University Associate Member (2012-2020)

Publications

Isabel Pedersen, I., Networked bodies, AI, and our future digital lives, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Big Thinking Lecture Series, 2020.

Pedersen, I., & Iliadis, A. (Eds.) Embodied computing: Wearables, implantables, embeddables, ingestibles. Cambridge: MIT Press. April, 2020.

Pedersen, I. (2013). Ready to wear: A rhetoric of wearable computers and reality-shifting media. Anderson, S.C: Parlor Press.

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