Panel Topics & Participants

10 – 11:15 AM PANEL 1 DISCOURSE & IDENTITY

Kyrstin Felts “Tumblr feminism and teenage girls’ social media use”
Annie Harrisson “The Desire for Tezuka: Creating a new Japanese Identity through Manga History”
Stephen Sherman “Reading the Ruins”
Tifanie Valade “Playing With Boyhood”

Moderator: Dr. Charles Acland,Professor, Communication Studies

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM PANEL 2 POLICY & POWER

Marianne Côté “Smart Cities or How to Go to City Hall through the Cloud”
Elise Cotter “Graphic Design and Canadian Symbols in the 1960s”
Trevor James Smith “Open Data and Open Source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an advocacy tool for Northern and Aboriginal communities”
Dane Stewart “Discursive (trans)Formations of Truvada: Operations of Power within the United States”

Moderator: Dr. Fenwick McKelvey, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

1:45 – 3 PM PANEL 3 VIRTUALITY & EMBODIMENT

Chelsea Barnett “On Being Spectre, Or Heartbreak as Method”
Simone Lucas “The River (A Fantasy)”
WhiteFeather Hunter “BIOMATERIA”

Moderator: Dr. Mia Consalvo, Professor and Canada Research Chair In Game Studies & Design, Communication Studies

3:15 – 4:30 PM PANEL 4 SPACE & DISRUPTION

Itzel Danae “Media, urban space and feminist disruptions”
Danica Evering “Taking Care: Challenging Power-Over Through Accountable Space”
Cynthia Noury “Marcel – Research-creation case study on ‘interviewing while walking”

Moderator: Dr. Monika Gagnon, Professor, Communication Studies

5 – 5:30 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Carrie Rentschler, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University

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