2018 Doctor of Philosophy in Art, Design and Media, University of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney, NSW
2013 Master of Arts in Media Studies, The New School for Public Engagement, New York, NY
2007 Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Eugene Lang College, New School University, New York, NY
Heather Contant explores the collectivist tendencies in media arts through her research, teaching, and creative endeavours. Her award-winning research on the history of wireless media has gained recognition in multiple publications and leads to her current work, an investigation of generative collectivism throughout the history of media arts. She seeks to understand how collectives of producers explore the possibilities of media in a manner that leads to the development of new theories, practices, and technologies that make it easier for other collectives to form and explore the possibilities of media in their own unique circumstances as well.