Michelle Kasprzak

Michelle Kasprzak
PhD Candidate
social innovation, extreme scenarios, design, culture, creative industries, policy, ethics, knowledge economy
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Research projects: 

PhD research: Innovation in Extreme Scenarios

My research will investigate the instrumentalization of the digital media industries as a state tool for economic growth as articulated within current European Union innovation policies. Insights into how innovation happens in practice (obtained from field study and literature review) will be compared and contrasted with the actual implementation of evolving EU policy. Highlighted in my research will be the particular role that digital media and high tech creative companies play in the emergence of social innovation.

Michelle Kasprzak is a scholar, writer, and curator. She completed her BFA in New Media at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario in 2000, and in 2006 completed her MA in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal, earning several scholarships and awards, including an Ontario Fellowship for Studying in French. She has extensive teaching experience and has contributed to curriculum development at the Canadian Film Centre New Media Lab (Toronto, Canada) and the Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) in the Open Design Minor programme.



Responsible Technological Innovation. Rotterdam: Blowup, V2_Publishing, 2014. With Andrew Maynard. ISBN: 9789080179349

Speculative Realities. Rotterdam: Blowup, V2_ Publishing, 2013. With Michael Dieter, Rick Dolphijn, Sven Lütticken, Rachel O'Reilly, Jussi Parikka. ISBN: 9789080179325

New Aesthetic, New Anxieties. Rotterdam: Blowup, V2_ Publishing, 2012. With David M. Berry, Michel van Dartel, Michael Dieter, Nat Muller, Rachel O'Reilly, José Luis de Vicente. ISBN: 9789080179301

Chapters in Books

“Abundance in Scarcity”. Hothaus Papers: Perspectives and Paradigms in Media Arts, edited by Joan Gibbons and Kaye Winwood, Article Press, 2006. ISBN: 9781873352243

Journal articles

UbiComp in the Urban Frontier Conference Proceedings: “The Point and the Path – A Relationship Between Space and Time”, CHI Publications, 2004

Journal Editing 

No Limit, Kasseler Kunstverein, 2015
Outer Space as Extreme Scenario, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2013
Innovation in Extreme Scenarios, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2013
Show Me The Money, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2012
We Are All Crew, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2011
The Era of Objects, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2011
Every Artist, A Journalist, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2011
Wild Things, Blowup/V2_ Publishing, 2011