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Biking: Nose Hill, Nov 27, 2016

Biking: Nose Hill, Nov 27, 2016

Just testing out the new wheels (:

The Fourchettes: Données et enjeux de pouvoir : quels biais pour quelles connaissances?

Bonjour à tous et toutes, Il nous fait plaisir de vous inviter au lunch-séminaire bilingue  qui se tiendra à l’UQAM, local J-1187 le mercredi 23 novembre entre 12h30 et 14h. Organisé par le collectif The Fourchettes en collaboration avec le LabCMO et laChaire de recherche UQAM sur les usages des technologies numériques et les mutations...

Invitation Workshop: Disconnection in the Digital Age (Södertörn University)

I’m headed to Södertörn University this December to talk about infrastructural activism. I’ll be working on updating the paper I wrote on water related activism at the Utah data center. Infrastructural Activism: Water and the NSA’s Data Center in Utah My talk explores how the Snowden revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA) have reignited...

2017 Connections Speaker Series: Knowledge Dissemination

2017 Connections Speaker Series, University of Calgary (January 27, 2017) Connections is a monthly speaker series hosted by the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary, which aims to identify, foster, and explore points of overlap and convergence in faculty and graduate research. Connections also takes advantage of opportunities to bring...

SCMS 2017: Chicago – Energizing Media

Workshop Title: Energizing Media Chair: Shane Brennan, Hunter Vaughan Participants: Mél Hogan Graham Pickren Nicole Starosielski Janet Walker  
Hiking: Lady MacDonald, Oct 23, 2016

Hiking: Lady MacDonald, Oct 23, 2016

Hiked up to Lady MacDonald peak near Canmore. JM set her usual amazing pace. Started at 830am. Took 5 hours. Amazing hike the whole way up – lots of views. Steep as all heck, so good knees needed. Top 500 meters were challenging, but the snow helped find our footing. No bears. And we saw...

Memory, Media, Power – a grad seminar at U de M

Had a great Skype talk with students at U de M in Line Grenier’s “memory, media, power” grad seminar. We discussed archives, and the article “The Archive as Dumpster.” Some key topics were: – Fidélité (reliability) and authenticity of an « archive » that is produced by everyone, policed by no one – Liberty (démocratie participative,...

Fourchettes / Bending the Rules: Developing an Agenda for Feminist Digital Research Methods

Hiking: Sentinel Pass, Sept 24, 2016

Hiking: Sentinel Pass, Sept 24, 2016

The larches have turned yellow and it is magnificent. Hiked up with Jenni Matchett and it was a perfect morning.  
Hiking: Ptarmigan Cirque, Sept 10, 2016

Hiking: Ptarmigan Cirque, Sept 10, 2016

Super fun easy walk up to Ptarmigan Cirque with T and Jessalyn. Amazing views. Windy. Beautiful drive along the 40. Larches are turning…

Fourchettes: Interventions in Digital Methods


LOCATION AND DISLOCATION: MAPPING GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DATA Information infrastructures are often described as immediate and immaterial – imaginations encoded in familiar metaphors like “wirelessness” and “the cloud.”  The advent of cloud computing, which makes it possible to process and store data at great distance from its source, would seem to epitomize these ideals. But as critical media...