Hilary Bergen / Photo courtesy of Bergen

Hilary Bergen


Hilary Bergen is an Interdisciplinary PhD student at Concordia University where she studies technologies of the moving body and feminist media history. Her most recent published work is on Siri, affective labour and the disembodied cyborg. She holds a BA (Hons) in dance from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg and an MA in English literature from Concordia University. A member of the Media History Research Centre at Concordia’s Milieux Institute, Bergen’s doctoral research primarily investigates the role of the dancing body as a tool for experimenting with emergent media.

Hilary Bergen's Work

The Virtual is Sensual

By Hilary Bergen

What potential do new augmented reality technologies have for dance? Hilary Bergen investigates how VR and AR technologies can facilitate partnerships between dancers and programmers – bringing about new sensations, stimulating the imagination and re-enchanting our perceptions.