Dr. Tom Everrett is Curator of Communications Technology at Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science & Innovation (Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum). He also holds an Adjunct Professorship in Curatorial Studies and teaches Sound Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa.
His work explores material culture methods for investigating the past, present, and future of communications technology, with a particular emphasis on fields of sound, wearable, and accessible technology design. His recent publications include “The Wearable Past: Integrating a Physical Museum Collection of Wearables into a Database of Born-Digital Artifacts” (Digital Studies, 2020; co-authored with Isabel Pedersen and Sharon Caldwell) and “Writing Sound with a Human Ear: Reconstructing Bell and Blake’s 1874 Ear Phonautograph” (Science Museum Group Journal, 2019), the latter of which received the 2020 Canadian Museums Association Award for Research in Science & Technology. His recent curated exhibitions include The Wearable Past (Fabric of Digital Life, 2018), Wearable Tech (Canada Science and Technology Museum, 2017), and Sound by Design (Canada Science and Technology Museum, 2017).
Ph.D. in Cultural Mediations, Carleton University
M.A. in Communication Studies, University of Calgary
B.A. in Radio & Television Arts, Ryerson University
Curator of Communications Technology, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science & Innovation (2015-present)
Adjunct Professor in Curatorial Studies, Carleton University (2018-present)
Instructor of Communication and Media Studies, Carleton University (2011-present)
Co-Editor, Sound & Science: Digital Histories Database, a collaborative project between Humboldt University (Berlin), Ingenium (Ottawa), IRCAM (Paris), and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin) (2020-present)
Pedersen, I., Everrett, T., & Caldwell, S. (2020). The Wearable Past: Integrating a Physical Museum Collection of Wearables into a Database of Born-Digital Artifacts. Digital Studies/le Champ Numérique, 10(1).
Everrett, T. (2019). Writing Sound with a Human Ear: Reconstructing Bell and Blake’s 1874 Ear Phonautograph. Science Museum Group Journal, 12.
Everrett, T. (2019). A Curatorial Guide to Museum Sound Design. Curator: The Museum Journal, 62(3), 313-325.
Théberge, P., Devine, K., Everrett, T. (2015). Living Stereo: Histories & Cultures of Multichannel Sound. New York: Bloomsbury.