Marie-Pier Boucher

Ethno-anthropologist of life technologies, Marie-Pier Boucher’s research focuses on alien modes of assessing the impact of technology on aesthetic experience. She completed a PhD in the department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University with a dissertation entitled Architectures of Aliveness: Building Beyond Gravity. Collaborator on Adaptive Actions, she co-edited Heteropolis (2013) and Adaptive Actions (Madrid) (2010) in addition to participating in collective exhibitions (Tokyo Wonder Sight, Japan, 2015; Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 2010; Biennale Madrid Abierto, Spain, 2010). Her research residencies include: Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston, USA (2014); Banff Center for the Arts, Canada (2011); Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany (2010) and; SymbioticA: Center for Excellence in Biological Arts, Perth, Western Australia (2006). Her research has been published in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (2011), Parrhesia: a Journal of Critical Philosophy (2010), and Media-N (2014). It is also forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Biotechnology in Art and Architecture (2016). Her postdoctoral project is funded by the Fonds de Recherche Québécois sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC; 2015-17).