Isabel Pedersen

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture, is an Associate Professor at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology in Canada. She is also an Associate member of the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Ryerson University and York University. Dr. Pedersen was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is the author of Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media, a book which explores how wearable and implantable technologies ought to be strategized for the future that they imply.  She is the founder of Decimal Lab, a critical media collective. It explores our proposed digital lives. It studies digital technologies as they emerge and are proposed for the future. It concentrates on personal media, that people carry, pocket, wear, implant, and consume in order to understand how this transformation to very personal tech is affecting life, society, politics, culture and the arts. Research creation projects take a critical media approach intending to provoke meaningful dialogue, reflection, and scholarship. Her current interests include the predictive potential of dystopian films,  posthumanism, and brain interfaces.