I am a critical information studies scholar and I how different technologies produce different knowledges through time. My work has examined historical systems of classification and categorization in museum ethnographic collections and repatriation, to understand how historical epistemologies shape technologies more broadly.
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 artefacts 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.