David Cecchetto
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Photo credit: Anna Höstman
David Cecchetto is Associate Professor (Critical Digital Theory) in the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto, and an Associate Member of the Graduate Programs in Humanities and Film, as well as the York/Ryerson joint program in Communication & Culture; he also serves on the steering committee of the Sonic Research Initiative, and was previously Assistant Professor at OCAD University.

David has published numerous articles and chapters in a variety of settings, co-edited Collision: Interarts Practice and Research (CSP, 2009), and edited Phono-Fictions and Other Felt Thoughts (Noxious Sector Press, 2016). His monograph, titled Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism, was released in 2013 on the Posthumanities series of the University of Minnesota Press, and he is co-author (as a member of The Occulture) of Ludic Dreaming: How To Listen Away From Contemporary Technoculture (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). His informal writing can be found on the collaborative blog theocculture.net, as can information about the Tuning Speculation conferences and workshops that he co-organizes. David is one of three Series Editors of the Catalyst book series.

As an artist working with sound, David has presented his work in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia.


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