Dr. Carol Gigliotti, Guest Curator, is a writer, artist and scholar whose work focuses on the impact of new technologies on human relationships with animals and on the lives of animals themselves. It challenges the current assumptions of creativity and offers a more comprehensive understanding of creativity through recognizing animal cognition, consciousness and agency. She is the editor of the book, Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals and the author of numerous book chapters and journal essays on these topics. Her work is supported by Social Sciences and Humanities. Research Council of Canada, The Sitka Center for the Arts, and The Reverie Foundation, among others. She is Associate Professor in Interactive + Social Media Arts and Critical and Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada. Gigliotti is on a number of international advisory boards concerned either with media or animal studies.

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