As I’ve mentioned before, McGill students have been organizing a campaign to get McGill to divest from fossil fuels. Â This seems eminently sensible to me. This past week, the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility released a report to the Board of Governors recommending AGAINST divestment because (among other things) oil companies have […]
Read the review here:Â https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/embarrassing-ourselves This was a great read over breakfast. I want to leave aside the intra-Derridean sniping and draw some bigger lessons from this review: 1. It’s dangerous for scholars to cut corners: look at the text, not your notes on the text. Advice for students and super stars alike. (or rather, we […]
â€¦or at least the dissertation in Communication Studies. How do you improve the dissertation and the defence? Â A few weeks back, the faculty members in Communication Studies at McGill met to talk about the graduate curriculum and these topics came up. Â But some changes we would like to make would be impossible in the current […]
My contribution for last summer’s “5 Minute Manifestoes” plenary for the 2014 Encuentro. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Now that I have a Vimeo account, I am posting some stuff that’s been sitting on my hard drive.
Roughly two weeks ago, Wolfgang Ernst came to Montreal. I missed both talks, as I was at the University of Michigan.* Â But we did meet up on Saturday for a visit to the MusÃ©e des ondes Emile Berliner, whose back areas are filled with old media technologies, as well as many versions of the His […]
(coauthored with Dylan Mulvin) “The Low Acuity for Blue: Perceptual Technics and American Color Television,”Â Journal of Visual CultureÂ 13:2 (August 2014): 118-138. This piece is the first of a pair of articles on colour television that Dylan Mulvin and I wrote together (the second has been accepted toÂ Television and New Media and will appear in 2015 […]
(x-posted on the Social Media CollectiveÂ Research Blog) In late March and early April, I attended three events that together signal some interesting shifts in thinking about music technology and sound. Â The first, a day-long symposium on March 24th I co-organized with Nancy Baym, was entitled “What Is Music Technology For?” Â It came after a weekend-long […]