Guelph Postmetropolis talk

These are notes—an essay really—toward a workshop presentation at the Transcanada Institute (Guelph U). The workshop was a meeting for member of the Postmetropolis project (La Laguna U, Spain). There are three main areas of focus for this talk. Arts-based research, a context for an emergent scholarly practice; Bruno Latour’s ideas of assembly, epistemology, and the shifting…

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Mobile Subjects in the Work of Ashok Mathur, Jin-me Yoon, Henry Tsang, and Ali Kazimi

The following images, media links are pointers for a paper I delivered at the 2012 International Council of Canadian Studies conference, at Ottawa U. Henry Tsang: Orange County 2003-04, video installation with 4 projectors, 4 DVD players. 4 minute loop. “Orange County was shot in gated communities in Orange County, California, and Orange County, Beijing, where…

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What’s On? Teaching and Learning New TV

This semester at Emily Carr I am teaching two courses “on TV”—one figuratively, one literally. what’s left from xmas CC, Some rights reserved by atrox_atrox Social Sciences 300: The New Art of Association With M. Simon Levin, I’m co-teaching SOCS 300: Network/Connect/Collaborate: The New Art of Association. This course is distributed across sites at Emily…

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Mobile Media / Changing Educational Landscapes (An Overview)

As a synopsis of Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscape (Parts I, II, III), I would like to highlight: 5 Things to Consider in Changing Educational Landscapes 1. Changing (verb transitive):  Changing is both an adjective and a verb. The imperative facing educators is to figure out how we engage with this change in positive, meaningful ways. Within…

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Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Part III)

Part III of three part series on Educational Landscapes (Overview) looks at some of the new strategies I call on in my teaching. Many of these approaches are mediated by recent advances in mobile and social media. III. Beyond Participation: Engagement To help focus discussion on active, positive change, I’d like to draw on Eric…

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Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Part II)

This is a continuation of a discussion presented in Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Overview and Part I). For a synopsis, see this overview. Myth of the Digital Native: put it to rest Before I discuss mobile affordances, I thought I’d touch on the idea of the digital native. This is a topic others have discussed,…

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Mobile Media: Changing Educational Landscapes (Part I)

This three-part series (Overview) looks at the impact of mobile media and social media on post-secondary teaching and learning. Joy James invited me to the UWO to talk about my research at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and my discussion draws heavily MobilityShifts.org, a conference I recently attended at the New School in Oct. 2011.…

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