Anne Pasek is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersections of climate communication, the environmental humanities, and science and technology studies. She studies how carbon becomes communicable in different communities and media forms, to different political and material effects.


2014-2019       PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

2012-2014       Master of Arts, Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University

2009-2011       Bachelors of Arts with Honours, History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Alberta

2006-2008       Diploma, Grant MacEwan University, Studio Art

Other Publications

Peer Reviewed

“Provisioning Climate: An Infrastructural Approach to Geoengineering.” In Has It Come to This? The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering on the Brink, edited by Jean Holly Buck, J.P. Sapinski, and Andreas Malm, 163-175. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020.

“Everyday Oil: Energy Infrastructures and Places that Have Yet to Become Strange.” Heliotrope. 14 September 2020. https://www.environmentalmedialab.com/heliotrope/everyday-oil-energy-infrastructures-and-places-that-have-yet-to-become-strange-8w4y7.

“Low Carbon Research: Building a Greener and More Inclusive Academy.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 6 (2020). https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/363.

“Mediating Climate, Mediating Scale.” Humanities 8.4 (2019). https://doi.org/10.3390/h8040159.

“Managing Carbon and Data Flows: Fungible Forms of Mediation in the Cloud.” Culture Machine 18 (April 2019). https://culturemachine.net/vol-18-the-nature-of-data-centers/managing-carbon/.

“The Pencil of Error: Glitch Aesthetics and Post-Liquid Intelligence.” Photography and Culture 10.1 (2017): 37-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/17514517.2017.1295711.

“Building Nature in Detroit: Ruin Aesthetics, Historical Gaps, and the Urban Agricultural Imagination.” gnovis 11 (Spring 2016): 1-13. http://www.gnovisjournal.org/2016/04/29/building-nature-in-detroit-ruin-aesthetics-historical-gaps-and-the-urban-agricultural-imagination/.

“The Problem with Non-Human Phenomenology: Or, What is it Like to Be a Kinect?” InVisible Culture 22 (Winter 2015). http://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/the-problem-of-nonhuman-phenomenology-or-what-is-it-like-to-be-a-kinect/.

“Errant Bodies: Relational Aesthetics, Digital Communication, and the Autistic Analogy.” Disability Studies Quarterly 35.4 (December 2015). https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/4656/4111.

“Seeing Yourself Strangely: Media Mirroring and the Third Eye Project.” Virtual Creativity 4.2 (Winter 2014): 121-138. https://doi.org/10.1386/mvcr.4.2.121_1.

“Renaissance Robotics: Leonardo da Vinci’s Lost Knight and Enlivened Materiality.” Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture 7 (Fall 2014). http://shiftjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/01_Pasek.pdf.

“Disorientations: John Singer Sargent and Queer Phenomenology.” Electronic Melbourne Art Journal (EMAJ) 7 (November 30 2013). http://index-journal.org/media/pages/emaj/issue-7/disorientations-by-anne-pasek/438322385-1593130159/pasek-disorientations.pdf.

Publications – Other

“How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Conversation. 16 November 2020. https://theconversation.com/how-to-plan-successful-e-conferences-during-and-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-144149. (Second author publication, co-authored with Caleb Wellum and Emily Roehl).

“Making and Meeting Online: A White Paper on E-Conferences, Workshops, and other Experiments in Low-Carbon Research Exchange.” Petrocultures Research Group. https://www.energyhumanities.ca/news/making-and-meeting-online. (First author publication, co-authored with Caleb Wellum and Emily Roehl).

“Seeing Carbon Through Silicon.” Logic Magazine (Winter 2019). https://logicmag.io/nature/seeing-carbon-through-silicon/.

“Data Segregation and Algorithmic Amplification: A Conversation with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun.” Canadian Journal of Communication 44.3 (2019): 455-469. (First author publication, co-authored with Rena Bivens and Mél Hogan). https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2019v44n3a3653.

Review of Keywords for Media Studies. eds. Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray. The Communication Review 22.2 (2019): 165-168. (Second author publication, co-authored with Radha Hegde). https://doi.org/10.1080/10714421.2019.1607999.

“Introduction: Corporeal Media.” Feminist Media Studies 19.2 (April 2019): 288-290. (First author publication, co-authored with Radha Hegde). https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1573545.

“Tripping Over Our Bootstraps: Open Source Ecology and the Promise of Liberational Technology.” Model View Culture 22 (June 8 2015). https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/tripping-over-our-bootstraps-open-source-ecology-and-the-promise-of-liberational-technology.

Publications – In Press (Peer Reviewed)

“What Should We Do about Climate Skeptics?” Journal of Environmental Media 2.1. 2021.

“Seams, Fingers, and Code: Producing Digital Craftsmanship in the Garment Industry.” Television & New Media, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1527476419897364. (First authored publication, co-authored with Nicole Starosielski).

“Carbon Vitalism: Life and the Body in Climate Denial.” Environmental Humanities. 13.1 (May 2021).

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