Joëlle Bitton

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  • University of Sorbonne and Newcastle University, U.K., Creative Research


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    In 1999, Joëlle Bitton completed her DEA, a post-graduate degree from the University of Sorbonne, Paris, France, in the history of techniques. Her thesis, “the Machines of Imaginary” describes the influence of the emerging technologies and networks on European society during the 19th century. In addition, she co-organises Dorkbot Paris events.  As a media artist, Joëlle Bitton co-founded in 2000 an experimental collective, Superficiel, to support art projects which have explored the ideas of surface, screen, sound interaction, and body movement interfaces, among others. She also led an international career as an interaction designer. Between September 2002 and January 2005, she worked as a researcher at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, Ireland. Within the “Human Connectedness” research group, she looked at intimate and social relationships mediated by technologies, most notably with the “RAW” and “Passages” projects. She currently holds a  creative research position addressing similar questions at the Culture Lab in Newcastle University within the SiDE research program (Social Inclusion through Digital Economy).

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