Dr Margaret Tan
Dr. Margaret Tan is an academic and artist from Singapore, and works with a wide range of media. Working through a feminist perspective, she is interested in the intersections of body with space, technology, and culture. Margaret also holds a BFA from RMIT/LASALLE College of the Arts, and an MA in Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her artworks can be seen here.
Margaret is currently a Fellow at Tembusu College, and a Research Fellow with the Science, Technology, and Society Cluster at the Asia Research Institute. She received her PhD from the Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore. Her dissertation involves a critical analysis of the visions and discourses surrounding pervasive computing and Singapore's latest IT Masterplan called Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015). It investigates how both sets of vision and discourse intersect through globalisation and technologies underpinned by neo-liberal values, post-Cold War techniques and technicity, and considers these implications on creative and feminist endeavours.