Magdalena Olszanowski is currently pursuing a SSHRC-funded research-creation PhD in Communication Studies at Concordia University, under the supervision of Kim Sawchuk at the Mobile Media Lab, and is a research affiliate at the Topological Media Lab. She obtained her BA honours summa cum laude from the University of Toronto and an MA in Communication and Culture from York University. She has studied at the University of Amsterdam on full scholarship. A certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto school of Continuing Education also hangs on her mom’s wall. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she is a sujet-en-proces, existing within the contours of relations. Magdalena’s research has focused on the potential(s) of mobilities research, process philosophy and feminist vital materialism to re-frame how we develop, conceptualize, theorize, and interact with expanded cinema and mobile technologies. She is also focused on the re-aestheticization of memory through new image technologies. Her dissertation is a study of feminist self-imaging practices online in the mid to late 90s.
By the by, she identifies as an arts-based researcher with lax hygiene and no social graces.
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