Diane Gromala (Canceled)

Quixotica: Entangled Collaborations and the Quest for Understanding Chronic Pain

January 17, 2012, 6:00 pm   » 

Dr. Diane Gromala holds the Canada Research Chair in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research works at the confluence of computer science, media art and design, and has focused on the cultural, visceral, and embodied implications of digital technologies, particularly in the
realm of pain. The founding director of the Transforming Pain Research Group, Gromala closely collaborates with pain physicians, neuroscientists, engineers and computer scientists who create new technologies for the estimated 1 in 5 North Americans who suffer from chronic pain. Dr. Gromala is the recipient of a senior Fulbright Fellowship and research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences & Humanities
Research Council of Canada and Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada, among others. Her work is in use at over 20 hospitals and clinics, and has been exhibited worldwide. With media theorist Jay Bolter, she is the coauthor of Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art and the Myth of Transparency at MIT Press.

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