Postdoctoral Fellow, Lakehead University. York University (CAN)
Roberta Buiani is a media activist, educator and cultural theorist based in Canada, interested in scientific practices and lab technologies, (bio)politics and the arts, as well as in questioning their traditional functions and rituals and looking for threds that facilitate their cross-communication.
She has a Master in Art History and a PhD in Communication and Culture both form York University (Toronto, Canada). As a fellow at CoDE at Anglia Ruskin University, granted by the British Academy fellowship program, she conducted a project on microscopy and the biopolitics of visualization. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Lakehead University (Canada) working on scopophilia, feminism and the historical fascination for the microscopic.
Her work on viral tactics and new forms of creative activism has been published on Public (31, 2005, special issue Digital Poetics and Politics), Fibreculture (2.2005), the Spam Book (eds. Jussi Parikka and Tony Sampson, Hampton Press, 2009), and the Semiotics Review of Books (19.1 and 2 2010).