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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

CFP: LOCATION AND DISLOCATION: MAPPING GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DATA

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...
Hiking: Bourgeau and Harvey, Sept 3, 2016

Hiking: Bourgeau and Harvey, Sept 3, 2016

We (Seb and I) hiked this up in no time, but the way down felt long. We encountered a family of 7, with 5 kids under the age of 10– erm, amazing? We hit a bit of snow storm but it cleared and we braved on. Beautiful at this time of year, amazing colours. Larches...

Fourchettes: Interventions in Digital Methods

Hiking: Cory and Edith Pass, August 28, 2016

Hiking: Cory and Edith Pass, August 28, 2016

I feel like I have to bring everyone I know here! Magnificent each time. No bears, perfect weather. A few other groups of hikers. This is a hard hike, so I have to remember not to do this on a day before teaching because I need to recover. Feels like a 1/2 marathon. E and...
Hiking: Heart Creek Trail, August 21, 2016

Hiking: Heart Creek Trail, August 21, 2016

T and I walked up Heart Creek Trail on a beautiful sunny day. Easy access and fun leisurely walk to the falls. At that point you have the choice of being adventurous, which we did of course, and got our feet wet and went into to the cave like thing… totally worth it. Fun!