2017-2018 Media, Art and Politics
This year’s theme is Media, Art, and Politics. In the context of the neo-fascist turn in regional and global politics, ongoing eruptions of white supremacist violence, “alternative facts” and attacks on scientific discourse and research, the entrenchment of irreconcilable political positions, the crises of gender-based violence directed at people of colour and Indigenous people, and the countless other events that make despair seem like a viable option, we redirect our attention. Media@McGill’s programming for the year focuses on dissent, mobilization, politicized art practice, and insurgent media. Toward that end, we are organizing events that stimulate discussion about the oppositional and generative potential of artist and activist collectives, storytelling and satire, direct action (on and offline), alternative media networks, dialogue across echo chambers, and anti-violence agitation.
2012-2017 Media and Democracy: Media@McGill's five-year program focuses on Media and Democracy and is structured around specific themes (See below for the yearly themes). The themes are addressed in yearly programs composed of public lectures, public panels, the Media@McGill Beaverbrook Annual Lecture, specialized workshops and seminars, a visiting professor’s program, conferences organized by graduate and postdoctoral students, art events, various publications and website documentation. Each theme is examined from different perspectives stemming from a range of disciplines in natural sciences, computing sciences, social sciences, the humanities and the arts. The 2012-2017 program tentatively unfolds as follows:
For detailed information about past and currents events please click on the links on the left.
In 2011, Media@McGill celebrated its five-year anniversary as a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture. Download our commemorative booklet to read about our achievements during five exceptional years of observing the media.