Anne Balsamo

Anne Balsamo
Born Anne Marie Balsamo
(1959-01-07) January 7, 1959 (age 58)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Academic work
Main interestsConnections between art, culture, gender, and technology


Anne Marie Balsamo (blessed January 7, 1959) is a writer who targets the connections between artwork, lifestyle, gender, and technology.


Balsamo attended graduate college at the College or university of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she earned her Ph.D. in Marketing communications Research.


She actually is currently teacher of media research aswell as dean of the institution of Press Studies at THE BRAND NEW College for General public Engagement in NEW YORK. Ahead of that, Balsamo experienced concurrent appointments in the Annenberg College of Conversation and Journalism as well as the Interactive Press Division of the institution of Cinematic Arts in the University or college of Southern California, where she trained programs on interactive press, style, and technology. Also, in the Annenberg Development Laboratory, she oversaw Emergent Systems. She was also the editor for an ebook series, Imprint, connected with Annenberg Press.Previously she was an associate of a study group called RED (Research about Experimental Documents) at Xerox PARC, where she done new types of reading products, among other projects. An interactive display on RED's function that she was task manager and mass media developer toured U.S. research and technology museums from 2000 to 2003. She continued to co-found Onomy Labs, a Silicon Valley company that styles interactive cultural technology.Balsamo continues to be an entrepreneur, writer, educator, and new mass media designer in various moments in her lifestyle but is most beneficial referred to as a article writer who have analyzes technology and lifestyle from a feminist perspective. Among her books, Technology from the Gendered Body, notoriously starts with the word: "My mom was a pc," underlining the actual fact that before 'pc' became a term to get a machine, it had been the term useful for individuals (mainly females) who held the machines operating and, in some instances, wrote programs to them. Specifically, she addresses the technical control of women's body through, for instance, plastic surgery or the medicalization of being pregnant.Balsamo advocates for educational initiatives that expand usage of the spheres where future systems are imagined and defined; along these lines, she and Alexandra Juhasz co-founded FemTechNet, a network of scholars and performers who focus on issues linked to technology and gender. John Seely Dark brown, former main scientist of Xerox Company and Movie director of Xerox Palo Alto Study Middle (PARC) argues that Balsamo "portrays both necessity and the task of cultivating the technical imagination in every folks...Her insights into expanding the original factors of socio-technical style to consider problems of lifestyle are approaching at a crucial period." Lawrence Grossberg, writer of Studies In the foreseeable future, argues that "Balsamo maps the concrete complexities of particular design procedures, and starts up new means of considering and teaching technocultures with regards to broader socio-political areas."

Selected bibliography


Balsamo, Anne (1996). Systems from the gendered body: reading cyborg ladies. Durham, NEW YORK: Duke University or college Press. ISBN 9780822316985.   Balsamo, Anne (2011). Developing tradition: the technical imagination at the job. Durham, NEW YORK: Duke University or college Press. ISBN 9780822344452.  

Chapters in books

Balsamo, Anne (2013) [1995], "Sign to sound: on this is of cyberpunk subculture", in Biocca, Frank; Levy, Tag, Communication in age virtual reality, NY: Routledge, pp. 347–368, ISBN 9781135693572.   Balsamo, Anne (1999), "Records toward a reproductive theory of technology", in Kaplan, E. Ann; Squier, Susan, Playing dolly: technocultural formations, fantasies, & fictions of helped duplication, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers College or university Press, pp. 87–100, ISBN 9780813526492.   Balsamo, Anne (2000), "Anatomist cultural research: the postdisciplinary ventures of mindplayers, fools, yet others", in Traweek, Sharon; Reid, Roddey, Doing research + culture, NY: Routledge, pp. 259–274, ISBN 9780415921121.   Balsamo, Anne (2000), "Teaching in the tummy from the beast: feminism in the very best of all areas", in Sawchuk, Kim; Marcessault, Jeannine, Crazy research: feminist ethnic studies of research, technology and medication, NY: Routledge, pp. 185–214, ISBN 9781136294501.  

Journal articles

Balsamo, Anne (1996). "Common myths of details: on this is of new details technology". Technology Evaluation & Strategic Administration. Taylor & Francis. 8 (3): 341–348. doi:10.1080/09537329608524256.   Balsamo, Anne (Dec 2005). "Acquiring culture significantly: educating and motivating the technological creativity" (pdf). Academics Commons.