Finally, the end of term has arrived! As you might know, this term I joined CS610 Media Archaeology, –mostly via Skype and this blog as I am still in Texas at the moment– a course over in the Communications Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. This was an excellent course, and I’m glad I took it in conjunction with the 5311-001 13 Cities: Urbanism and Archaeology at Texas Tech University. The result, for me, is a fantastic opening presentation (12pm EST) in which I try to cover ALL IN ONE IDIOSYNCRATIC GO: material semiotic resources, media archaeology, media in archaeological site-documentation methodologies, multimodality and design, documentary-fantasy film genre, urbanism, Winnipeg, Napflion, and discourse networks. You can read and comment on my abstract [HERE].
The colloquium will continue until 4pm with two breaks, and include other fantastic topics: Computer-assisted car racing, media ecology and extreme sports, Instagram, sensory experience and the properties of shower gel, skin and archival practice, animals and mediating technologies, the concept of play, Game boys, gender and mobile entertainment, and the media archaeology of the webcam.
You are all invited to our CS610 end-of-term colloquium: April 5, 2012 from 12-4pm, DAWB 1-101B at Wilfrid Laurier. We are all (those of us who are not still in Texas) going out afterwards for informal media/archaeology chatter and drinks, and you are more than welcome to join in!
See you there!