Bill Leeming

Canadian born artist and sociologist Bill Leeming’s work of the last fifteen years has focused on technology adoption in science and technology and, most recently, the diffusion of genetic diagnostic technologies in clinical settings in Canada and the UK. In the 1990’s, Leeming’s work in media criticism and analysis took what Hal Foster has called the “ethnographic turn” – and kept on going into the social sciences. The work has been published in a number of refereed journals including The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social History of Medicine, Social Science Information, International Journal of the Sociology of Law, and Health and Canadian Society. He has also been actively involved in the organization and running of numerous symposia, workshops and panels for an range of academic societies including the Genetics and Medicine Historical Network; the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Universities Art Association of Canada; and Society for Social Studies of Science/European Association for Studies in Science and Technology Joint Conference. Financial support for this work has been provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine.


New Year

1987, 12:15 minutes, colour, English

Pure War

1987, 39:29 minutes, colour, English