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Home Bodies: Wearable healthcare technologies from 1880s to 1940s

Maia Woolner

Award: 2020 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Institution : McGill University

This project traces the circulation and consumption of medico-electric devices and their affiliated healthcare products and advertisements from the end of the last century to the 1940s. Maia’s work seeks to uncover how these medical objects inaugurated a new kind of device-mediated knowledge of the self and delves into her self-titled “technology-to-body intimacy”.