John Shiga is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University. His research and teaching focus on communication and media in intercultural, political and scientific contexts. Professor Shiga earned his B.A. in Mass Communication and Creative Writing at York University and his M.A. in Communication at McGill University. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Communication at Carleton University and was awarded the Carleton University Medal for Outstanding Work at the Doctoral Level. His dissertation analyzed cultural anxieties in law, science and popular culture about the impact of digital and genetic technologies on human identity. While pursuing his Ph.D. at Carleton, he taught courses in digital media, communication law and policy, media theory, and popular culture in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication. In 2010, Professor Shiga received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University for research on the history of scientific and military attempts to establish communication with nonhuman species. His postdoctoral research led to his current project, which focuses on the development and use of global sonar networks and other underwater surveillance technologies by military, scientific and environmental organizations.
Shiga, John. (Forthcoming). Reproducing copyright: Digital rights management, media theory and agency. In Tristan Thielmann (Ed.), Actor-Media Theory. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript.
Shiga, John. (Forthcoming). Memory laws: Figurations of musical memory in copyright law. In Will Straw & Jeder Janotti Jr. (Eds.), Institutions of musical memory in the Americas. New York: Peter Lang.
Shiga, John. (2011, January 17). It’s time to find a balance between new media and copyright (policy brief).The Hill Times, p. 28.
Shiga, John. (2010). Captivating copies: Technology, creativity and control. Berlin: VDM.
Shiga, John. (2007). Copy-and-persist: The logic of mash-up culture. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 24(2), 93-114.
Shiga, John. (2006). Translations: Artifacts from an actor-network perspective. Artifact, 1, 19-34.