About

As a critical information studies scholar, I study how different technologies produce different knowledges through time. I have examined systems of classification and categorization in museum ethnographic collections, and I look at the development of bureaucratic record-keeping in museums where I trace how objects become both specimens and data in the history of anthropology.

I also look at how new digital technologies are used to represent tangible and intangible cultural heritage. With the 3D digitization of museum objects for example, I question how objects and belongings are actively shaped by those who create and manipulate their digital representations, and how the practice of digitization is a negotiation between community, museum, and technological infrastructure.

From 2008-2010, I helped build the project, “The Reciprocal Research Network”; and I was a Research Associate with the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project. 

I am a graduate of the Information Studies program at the University of Toronto.

 

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