Michelle Kasprzak

Michelle Kasprzak
Hogeschool Rotterdam | HR · Willem de Kooning Academie Media, Art Design and Education (WdKA)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dr. Michelle Kasprzak is an established contributor to the field of digital culture as an educator, curator, writer, and artist. Her current programmes of research examine the role of art and design in science communication (PRESAGE, NWO-funded project); Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) (Stimuleringsfonds funded project); and the construction of landscape, and the interaction between industry, design, and the natural world to create renewed ecosystems (postdoc funded by Hogeschool Rotterdam).
Additional affiliations
April 2020 - present
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Centre for Applied Research on Education
Position
  • Graduation Supervisor
Description
  • Supervising graduating students in the Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD) department at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences / Hogeschool Amsterdam.
April 2015 - present
Hogeschool Rotterdam
Position
  • Hogeschooldocent
Description
  • I develop curriculum and teach several courses related to research methodologies, prototyping, design theory and production for the undergraduate level (New Frontiers minor). I also developed and delivered a new Digital Cultures seminar for the Piet Zwart Institute's Master of Education in Arts.
Education
October 2015 - July 2020
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Digital Media

Publications

Publications (10)
Conference Paper
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The concept of digital inclusion as a toolbox of strategies to combat the digital divide is currently an idea with traction in Europe. For example, Portugal recently drew up an ambitious plan for digital inclusion due to complete by 2030. In a country noted to have good digital infrastructure, it is also true that 26% of Portuguese have never been...
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HCI researchers work within spaces of possibility for potential designs of technology. New methods (e.g., user centrism); expected types of interaction (user with device); and potential applications (urban navigation) can extend the boundaries of these possibilities. However, structural and systemic factors can also foreclose them. A recent wide an...
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Artists and designers working with scientists or science-related topics in their work often work in ways which partially mirror the science communicator. In this paper I demonstrate that artists working on long-term investigative projects with science have a unique role to play which adds more nuance to the overall 'straight' science communication...
Book
On June 5th and 6th 2014, a group of researchers from widely differing backgrounds and experiences was brought together by the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan, and V2_ Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, to creatively explore the concept of responsible technological innovation. By convening experts from fields as diverse as...
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The New Aesthetic was a design concept and netculture phenomenon launched into the world by London designer James Bridle in 2011. It continues to attract the attention of media art, and throw up associations to a variety of situated practices, including speculative design, net criticism, hacking, free and open source software development, locative...
Article
This paper describes the work of Product Scotland, a collaborative network of product designers, anthropologists, artists and engineers based in Scotland. One of the key aims of the Product Scotland network is to achieve research excellence through knowledge sharing mechanisms. Scotland's product design network is spread over a large geographical a...

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