I am a media and culture scholar specializing in digital communication technologies and practices and how these shape social relationships and identity. My recent work concentrates on interfaces–the conditions of interaction between people, media objects, and networks–and their cultural roots, historical antecedents, and ideological implications. This research emphasizes the complex relationships that exist between constantly changing networked data and everyday environments and the ways that forms and processes of interface can frame and manage these relationships. In addition to this research, I have published work in image studies, the history of media, and visual culture.
Author and editor of several books and articles on screen-based interfaces and social practices, I have received research grants from organizations in Canada, France, and the United States. I am Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal and hold degrees from the Sorbonne (PhD and MA), Columbia University (MFA), and Brown University (BA).
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Contact me at stephen(dot)monteiro@concordia(dot)ca .