Dr Jacinthe Flore
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Jacinthe is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University. She writes in the intersections of digital technology, health and society. Her research is interdisciplinary and situated in two interrelated areas: (1) the genealogy of psychiatric diagnoses, sexuality and medical techniques, and (2) pharmaceuticals, mental health and digital technology. She is the author of, A genealogy of sexual appetite in Western psychiatry, which will be published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2020. Her postdoctoral project interrogates the nexus of digital technology, design and mental health, particularly the development of wearable devices, wellbeing apps and fourth generation pharmaceuticals. It will examine the implications of machines learning our emotional patterns and stressors – through objects that we wear, carry and access – and offering us ‘solutions’. The project will harness the perspectives of users, programmers and developers, as well as examine the architecture of technologies themselves, algorithms and the applications of artificial intelligence.
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