Tapio is pursuing her artistic research as Phd fellow at FeLT – Futures of Living Technologies at OsloMet. Her research is focusing on emotion-technology, the speculative convergences of machine technology and human bodies, with focus on the areas involving emotions, sensing and empathy.
Her practice as artist and curator has pursued the interest in emerging media interconnecting art, new technology and science.
Art driven by curiosity, knowledge, ability to convey and contextualize aspects of technology and research, both through speculation and critical attitude, have been the basis for many of her projects.
Tapio is involved as curator in the research project Caring futures: developing new care ethics for technology-mediated care practices (QUALITECH) at the University of Stavanger. She is also part of the team of NOBA – Norwegian Bioart Arena, developing and programming the Norwegian hub for Bioart located at Vitenparken by Campus Ås.