Aud Sissel Hoel

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Aud Sissel Hoel is Professor of Media Studies and Visual Culture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Currently she is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Image Knowledge Gestaltung cluster, undertaking the project »Styles of Objectivity: Agency, Alignment, and Automation in Image-Guided Surgery« (2015-2017) in collaboration with other researchers in the »Image Guidance« project. Previously she was the PI of the interdisciplinary research project »Picturing the Brain: Perspectives on Neuroimaging« (2010-2014) funded by the Research Council of Norway. Before that she conducted a project on nineteenth century uses of photography for identification and control. Hoel’s research combines empirical work with theory development. An overarching aim that cuts across her various projects is to develop a “differential” approach to images and mediating apparatuses more generally. She has published widely in the overlapping fields of visual studies, science studies, media theory, and philosophy of technology.

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Scientific images, technologies of vision, photography, measurement, visual thinking, medical imaging and visualization.