Paula’s research focuses on the historical and political dimensions of media technology used for the governance and surveillance of select populations. Specifically, her work looks at optical media — from analogue eyeglasses to smart glasses (AR and VR systems included) — and their role in shaping human conduct in different information systems, as well as their ethical implications. In broader terms, her interests lie in information behaviours and practices, wearable technology, systems of AR, and ethics. This research is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
History and theory of Media and Communications, Ethics of Technology, Foucault and Governmentality
MA – Rhetoric and Communication Design (University of Waterloo)
BA – Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communications (University of Waterloo)