Aleksandra Kaminska entered the joint PhD program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities in 2006 after completing her MA in Media Ecology at New York University. Her research interests include material approaches and cultural histories of technologies, theories of communication, media arts, digital aesthetics, and the artistic practices which create communities. She is currently interested in how media technologies help artists in Communist or post-Communist regimes reimagine new forms of democratic citizenship and create a new politics of media and art while provoking a reorganization of traditional literary and visual forms. Her case studies are focused on Poland and China.
Publications include “Locating the Ephemeral: Capturing the Fleeting Moment in Digital Arts” in the International Journal of Arts and Technology (2008) and “Towards an Urban Aesthetics” in PUBLIC (2008). As a member of LOT 1 she presented a special fifth anniversary video sculpture installation for the Alley Jaunt event in Toronto called Collect My Junk (2007). She is a teaching assistant in the Communications Studies department at York, a researcher for the Visible City Project + Archive and co-editor of PUBLIC’s 20th Anniversary Issue, “Public?” (2008).