Université du Québec à Montréal UQAM
Nadia Seraiocco has been teaching digital media since 2013 at UQAM’s École des medias and the Social and Public Communications Department and is a guest speaker at conferences. She began her career as a cultural reporter with Voir Québec and several other specialized magazines. She then worked some 15 years in communications for the Ville de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, Les Éditions de la courte échelle and RECYC-Québec. After completing a Master’s degree on the Fluxus films in 2009, she embarked on PhD studies in communications in 2015. She is an acknowledged expert on the use of social media in public relations, Web project management and, more broadly, arts and technology issues. She co-authored one of the first Quebec works on social media, Les médias sociaux 101 (Groupe Librex). She is a commentator on the Première chaîne de Radio-Canada, a former techno-blogger for Radio-Canada and has two blogs of her own, including cheznadia.com (created in 2002). She served on the juries of the 12th edition of the Grands Prix 2011 digital projects (Magazines du Québec), the Prix #ModeMTL 2013 (interactive component) and the 3rd cohort of Lab Culture awards in 2017. She produced the first report on the use of digital technology in the dance sector with the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD). As a guest speaker and moderator, she has given several talks on artificial intelligence, including for the Art du Quartier des spectacles event, and moderated panels on this topic for the Association des communicateurs scientifiques and Frontière IA. She is the moderator this year of the panels component of MTL connect: Digital Week spring event. Nadia Seraiocco is keenly interested in the issue of the datafication of society and its impact on private life and identity. She is currently drafting a thesis titled Créer un double de soi en données: application réflexive et performative des processus constitutifs d’un agent conversationnel. She is also a member of UQAM’s Institut de recherches et d’études féministes (IREF).