ginger coons


Focusing on how individuals respond to and modify mass-produced goods, ginger discusses the importance of technical standards in making goods “hackable”.


Currently a Research Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Centre (UWE Bristol), ginger “all-lower-case” coons studies and intervenes in the intersections of individuality, mass standards, and new production technologies. She is interested in the place of the user in the production process, and how individuals take control of the goods they use. Supporting those interests, she does research which combines theoretical and historical work with hands-on, user-centred interventions. Those methods are coloured by a multi-disciplinary educational background: a BFA (2009) in design from Concordia University (Montreal), and an MI (2011) and PhD (2016) in information from the University of Toronto, where she was a member of the Critical Making Lab and the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing. A founding editor of Libre Graphics magazine (2010-2015), ginger is an advocate for Free/Libre and Open Source Software in art and design.



Date of publication

Wed 30 Aug 2017