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Monthly Archives: October 2005

Space and Culture at Canadian Association of Cultural Studies

Here are some audio downloads from a number of absolutely excellent presentations and two Q&As at the CACS conference held recently at University of Alberta. More will follow on these in future posts and your comments are welcome!
Session: Ritual Virtualities, Performative Materialities
Boulou E. de B’béri (University of Ottawa) Why ‘the’ Virtuality is not ‘the’ Intangible: [...]

Handel Wright – Cultural Studies as Praxis

Handel Wright was my 2nd Henry Marshall Tory Visiting Speaker Oct 24-25 at University of Alberta, with talks in Education and Sociology on “Cultural Studies / Education: Dealing With That Damn Slash” and “Cultural Studies as Praxis: (Making) An Autobiographical Case”, published in Cultural Studies
Download the talk (mp3 – 19MB)
Back in April before I’d [...]

Consuming West Ed

When we were in Edmonton, Bohdana, Joost and I visited West Edmonton Mall – North America’s largest shopping and entertainment complex. I’ve been before, but had forgotten how extraordinary, and banal, it is.
I could go on about the mall’s call to play, including the amusement park, the waterpark and the ice-skating rink, [...]

"The Department of Homeland Cinematics"

Geoff Manaugh, Psychovideography / ‘Fortress Urbanism’

Another conference – I need help

Hi, I’m off to a conference next month and basically have 24hrs to write a paper. This is the abstract. I’d be grateful for comments or suggestions.
ECCR Panel ‘New Media Technologies’The first European Communication ConferenceUniversity of Amsterdam, November 2005
Medium-Force: Exploring the efficacy of combining McLuhan and Latour in Theorizing Digital Connectivity
Joost van LoonProfessor of Media [...]