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Heaton, Lorna

Associate Professor


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Heaton, Lorna

Research expertise

My research interests revolve around collaboration, in particular the role of technologies that organize and channel it. I explore the transformations brought about by the use of information and communication technologies in groups and organizations. I prefer to work on projects that bring together researchers from several disciplines. For instance, I am currently working with CIRST (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et les technologies) researchers and with the Faculty of Environmental Design here at the Université de Montréal. I have a special interest in situations involving heterogeneous collaboration, where the participants are encouraged to share different types of expertise and viewpoints. My focus is on socio-technical innovation. At present this consists of a study of relationships and the circulation of knowledge between users and developers of Web 2.0 (participatory Web) technologies.

Areas of expertise


HEATON, L. et PROULX, S. (2011). La construction locale d'une base transnationale de données en botanique: une mise en lumière du travail invisible des "petites mains". Revue de l'Anthropologie des connaissances 5(3).

HEATON, L., MILLERAND, F., CRESPEL, E. et PROULX, S. (2011). La réactualisation de la contribution amateure à la botanique: le collectif en ligne Tela Botanica. Terrains et travaux 21.

PROULX, S., HEATON, L., KWOK CHOON, M.-J. et MILLETTE, M. (2011). Paradoxical empowerment of produsers in the context of informational capitalism. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 17(1) 9-29.

HEATON, L. (2010). Internet and Health communication. In Mia Consalvo and Charles Ess (Eds.)The Blackwell Handbook of Internet Studies. Blackwell.

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