Matt Ratto is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and the Bell University Labs Chair in Human Computer Interaction. His research focuses on how theories and perspectives from technoscience research can usefully extend and contextualize design and engineering practice, particularly related to emerging digital health technologies. He studies and practices ‘critical making’, work that combines humanities insights and engineering practices and has published extensively on this concept. He publishes across a wide range of disciplines including recent work on digital technology, prosthetics, and labour in the Canadian Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CJPO 2020) and the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO 2020), co-edited a special issue on ‘Hybrid Pedagogies’ for Digital Creativity (2019), and, based on new research, a CHI conference workshop paper on new approaches to the design of AI-powered therapeutic conversational agents (CHI 2021.) Matt is always ready to speak with students interested in the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, and emerging health care technologies.
- Teaching Staff representative (Faculty of Information), University of Toronto Governing Council (July, 2020-July, 2023)
- Faculty representative for Division II, University of Toronto Graduate Education Council (GEC)
- Faculty, Book History and Print Culture Collaborative Program
- Faculty, Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto