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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 […]


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’ recent […]

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 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, […]