Diane Gromala


MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1307
Monday, April 16, 2012

Diane Gromala is a Canada Research Chair in Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Her research works at the intersection of computer science, media art, and design, and focuses on the cultural and scientific implications of digital technologies, particularly in the realm of chronic pain. She is the founding director of the Transforming Pain Research Group, an interdisciplinary team that investigates how new technologies—from VR and robotics to social media—may be used to help people who live with chronic pain. Gromala is the co-author of Windows and Mirrors: Digital Art, Interaction Design, and the Myth of Transparency. She holds a MFA in Design from Yale University and a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Plymouth in England.