Roberta Buiani (PhD Communication and Culture, YorkU) is an artist, media scholar and curator based in Toronto. She is the co-founder of the ArtSci Salon at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and co-organizer of LASER Toronto. Her recent SSHRC-funded research creation project draws on collaborative encounters across the sciences and the arts to investigate emerging life forms exceeding the categories defined by traditional classification. Her artistic work has travelled to art festivals (Transmediale; Hemispheric Institute Encuentro; Queens Museum; Myseum of Toronto), and science institutions (RPI; the Fields Institute). Her writing has appeared on Space and Culture, The Canadian Journal of Communication, and Antennae among others. With the ArtSci Salon she has launched a series of experiments in “squatting academia”, by re-populating abandoned spaces and cabinets across university campuses with SciArt installations. She is a research associate at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University.