Carolyn Guertin is a scholar-practitioner of new media. She is a Senior Researcher in the Augmented Reality Lab at York University in Toronto and is a faculty member in the MFA and PhD programs at Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. She was the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Award from the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities in 2013.
She earned her PhD with a study of women’s writing, born-digital narrative and the technologies of memory in The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. She has taught, exhibited and published internationally, and does theoretical work in emergent media arts and literatures, global digital culture, information aesthetics, hacktivism, tactical media and the social practices surrounding technology. Her book, Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art, was published by Continuum International Publishers in 2012.