Dr. Kim Sawchuk-public lecture, "Life on MARs (Media Arts Revisited), Comm. Studies & the Media Arts in Canada"
Dr. Andrew Herman, Chair, Communciation Studies 519.884.0710, ext. 3693
The Communication Studies Department marks its 10th anniversary at Wilfrid Laurier University by launching the inaugural event of the "Media(tions): Cultural/Visual/Digital speaker series".
Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University will give a public lecture entitled "Life on MARs (Media Arts Revisited), Communication Studies and the Media Arts in Canada".
Canadian communications research takes a profoundly material and praxis-oriented approach to "understanding media". In this talk, Sawchuk reflects on media as praxis, as well as the vexed term "research-creation", to advocate for a critical and creative approach to media and communication studies. As she argues, there is life on MARs, particularly with the advent of new ethodological approaches to tudying and making media.
Kim Sawchuk is Professor of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal. She is the former editor of the Canadian Journal of Communication (2005-2011), the current co-editor of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media and a co-founder of studioXX, a Montreal-based feminist digital media centre that brings together artists, community activists, and academics. Her publications include Sampling the Wireless Spectrum (University of Toronto Press, 2010, with Barbara Crow and Michael Longford).
Wednesday, November 23
2:30 - 4:20pm
S101 (Seminary Bldg.)
All are Welcome!
Graciously supported with funds from:
Department of Communication Studies
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Public Event | FREE Admission
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