- BA Philosophy, Oberlin College; MA Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University; PhD Communication Studies, McGill University
Dr. Victoria Simon joined American University in August 2020. Simon examines the history and cultural politics of technological interfaces and software industries, drawing lines between the practices of developers, identity, disability, and democracy. She has a special focus on music and sound, and is currently working on her first book manuscript, titled From Difficulty to Delight: The Genealogy of Haptic Musical Screens.
Her latest research has been featured in the journal Amodern (an article on disability, avant-gardism, and the social meaning of the touchscreen), Television & New Media (a study on the intersection of music app aesthetics, videogame design, and queer theory), Communication, Culture & Critique (research on Twitter, videogames, and Shakespeare), From Xenakis’s UPIC to Graphic Notation Today (a chapter on historical paradigms of HCI for music composition), and Appified: Culture in the Age of Apps, (a chapter on user interface design and creative labor).
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