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Monthly Archives: October 2005

In-between Edmonton

Canadian Cultural Studies

The 2005 annual conference of the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies was an unusual experience. It was held at the University of Alberta in a building that looked like a giant glass-and-steel canoe. In a sense, the space was too large for a conference of this size and as a result, the plenary sessions were [...]

Mapping

In preparation for an upcoming trip, I downloaded (before realising they are for the iPod photo) some iPod subway maps for London and Berlin. (Matt – there’s one for Lyon too in case you want to get out and about instead of blogging.)
And speaking of London, OpenStreetMap has made a very nice poster and [...]

Tech’s Pasts and Presents in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Kitchener-Waterloo are two cities, sited side by side, that are generally hidden by the shadow cast by Toronto (an hour North-East on highway 401). Not only the home of the biggest Oktoberfest outside of Munich, K-W is becoming known for the techno-excellence of the University of Waterloo (the only Canadian stop on Bill Gates’ [...]

More introductions. How draining….

Hello, my name’s Matt. I’m one of the editorial assistants at Space and Culture. If anything has arisen from the CACS conference, it is a proliferation of new people posting to spaceandculture.org.
In two days I’m departing Edmonton for France to pursue my research with bagette and cheese in hand. I’ll be staying in Lyon, and [...]