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Posted on November 12, 2015 by

RESCHEDULED The Special Effects Business Is An Oxymoron: An Historical Perspective

Who makes the visual effects for contemporary blockbusters? Employing analyses of industry discourse and global media structures, this talk reveals the historical traces of the smooth corporate rhetoric of “convergence,” “cooperation” and “synergy” that has led to a destabilization in the aesthetic, technology, and labor of these big-budget films. Friday, November 20 | 1 PM Read More

Posted on November 3, 2015 by

MHRC asks, what is a Media Lab?

A conversation with Jussi Parikka, Lori Emerson, and Darren Wershler Where did media labs come from and why do they occupy such an important role in contemporary discourse? What are practices and places in which media theory is produced? In the context of the humanities, why “lab,” and what sorts of claims follow from the use Read More

Posted on October 19, 2015 by


Media History Research Centre presents Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67  A roundtable discussion in response to the publication of “Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67,” edited by Monika Kin Gagnon and Janine Marchessault. Scott MacKenzie from Queen’s University and Inderbir Singh Riar from Carleton University will join Concordia University’s Monika Kin Gagnon, Haidee Wasson, as well as moderator, Jeremy Stolow. Join us! Read More

Posted on October 2, 2015 by


MEDIA HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE PRESENTS THE PROJECT ARCLIGHT TALK, DIGITAL HUMANITIES: FROM SPECULATIVE TO SKEPTICAL. On Friday, October 9, Concordia University will welcome Johanna Drucker to lead a “skeptical” talk on the foundation, development and future of the Digital Humanities field. After two decades of growing investment in tools, platforms, projects, pedagogy, and promotional campaigns, Read More