Emerging Scholarship, Art, and Activism
at the Intersection of Media and Disability Studies
A free public panel and virtual gallery
during McGill’s 2015 Disabilities Awareness Week
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Leacock 232 [click here for access map]
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The event is followed by a reception.
To what extent do media technologies and practices shape our abilities to act and circulate in the world? In what ways might critical disability studies invite us to rethink our understandings of media and their affordances?
Inspired by McGill postdoctoral researcher Arseli Dokumaci’s current work on disability and affordances*, this panel explores the potentials of “radical affordances” in relation to mobility, everyday performance, as well as artistic and activist practices. Featuring six Montreal-based emerging scholars and practitioners, the presentations include projects and case studies that offer new tools to expand the affordances of existing technologies, as well as creative approaches that reveal unsuspected possibilities in familiar devices and media.
- Misfires that Matter: Disabled Ways of Affording the Everyday, Dr. Arseli Dokumaci, postdoctoral researcher, McGill University
- Wheeling New York City, Laurence Parent, PhD candidate, Concordia University
- Art and Design in the Context of Assistive Technologies: Two Projects, Dr. Florian Grond, postdoctoral researcher, Concordia University
- Singing Beyond Hearing, Jessica Holmes, PhD candidate, McGill University
- Narrative Creations in Sign Languages: The Promises of Image Technologies, Dr. Julie Châteauvert, independent artist and scholar
- The Underwater City Project, Aimee Louw, journalist and activist
A free public panel and online exhibition held during McGill University’s 2015 Disabilities Awareness Week.
*For further reading and viewing, see:
- Dokumaci, Arseli. 2013. “On Falling III”. Performance Research. 18 (4): 107-115.
- Dokumaci, Arseli. 2013. “Disability and Affordances of the Everyday,” WI: Journal of Mobile Media 8 (1).
- Dokumaci, Arseli. 2009. “Misfires that matter: Disability and affordance creations of the everyday”. Video: http://performingdisability.com/misfires-that-matter-video
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