Media @ McGill

2014-2015 Media, Senses and Sensibilities


Media, Senses and Sensibilities addresses different debates about the impact of media practices and materialities on the changing nature and definition of the senses, as well as on the sensorial experiences of media and the organization of the senses. It addresses the political, cultural and artistic media interventions that explore the changing nature and definition of the senses. How do specific practices of media engage and affect our senses? What are the sensorial and polysensorial experiences solicited but never simply determined by media? What is the relationship between media, sense experiences, culture and society? How do new practices of mobile, locative and location-aware media organize our perception of time and space? Read the full description of the 2014-2015 Media@McGill theme.


 “Three-minute thesis” research exchange with Art History and Communication Studies (AHCS) students and faculty, February 4, 2015.

Tracking Images Online: Tools and Tricks, 2-hour workshop conducted by Prof. Nathalie Casemajor, on February 6, 2015.

Kyle Stine, 2014-2015 Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellow, gave a tallk, "Circuits of Reproduction: Toward an Archeology of Machine Perception," co-sponsored by the AHCS Speaker Series, on February 12, 2015.

Radical Affordances: Emerging Scholarship, Art, and Activism at the Intersection of Media and Disability Studies: free public panel and virtual gallery during McGill’s 2015 Disabilities Awareness Week, March 23, 2015.

The Yes Men Are Revolting! - workshop and lecture at McGill University, April 8, 2015.

Media@McGill Delegation to the 2015 World Social Forum, Tunis, Tunisia, March 23-27, 2015. Pre-event and post-event discussions.


FALL 2014

Media@McGill hosted Sound Vision Action, an International Colloquium, which was held in Montreal at the McCord Museum on November 14 and 15, 2014. Click here for videos of the presentations, and here for some photos.

2014 Beaverbrook Annual Lecturer

Glenn Greenwald spoke about Canada as a state of surveillance and his new vision of journalism (which he calls adverserial journalism) to a full house of 700 students, professors and the general public at Pollack Hall, McGill University on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Others followed his talk on Livestream, Twitter – @Media_McGill  and tweeted questions using #GreenwaldMtl. Read our Twitter feed for some highlights of last night.

Media@McGill Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar

Walter Benn Michaels, Professor of American Literature and Literature Theory, (University of Illinois at Chicago) was the 2014-2015 Media@McGill Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar. During his two-week residency, he gave a talk, "Diversité, egalité ou théâtralité? From Mallarmé and Meillassoux to Arthur Ou and Mabou," co-sponsored by the AHCS Speaker Series. To learn more, click here.