Her previous academic positions include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Waterloo. She is the co-founder of SoundLab Cultural Alchemy, an internationally acclaimed multimedia art and sound platform. She has a history of international exhibition including venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Musée d’Art moderne Paris. This paper examines the relationship between digital platforms and the Canadian government. Our examination is based on records contained in the Canadian lobbying registry and a large corpus of government documents obtained via access to information requests; our method is outlined in part two. In part three, we present an overview of the interactions between the Canadian government and digital platforms between 2008 and the present, drawing on records in the lobbying registry and our corpus of access to information documents.

Qouleur Festival

Beyoncé dropped the music video for her most politically charged song yet and accompanied it with a Super Bowl performance that had tongues wagging and police unions protesting. Kendrick Lamar electrified the Grammys stage with a performance that touched on everything from the prison industrial complex to repatriation. But given today is International Women’s Day, I want to recognize a few lesser known artists here at home who are using their work to challenge, to protest, to educate, to inspire, to remix and to imagine. In mid-August, the city’s Gay Village hosts the week-long Pride and Black & Blue, the world’s largest gay-benefit dance party, follows in October. Cinephiles flock to the Afrocaribbean LGBT Film Festival and Image+National LGBT Film Festival, and more offbeat events include the Qouleur Festival of art and social action and Mado’s Drag Races, a fun event that flips gender on its head. Using art and critical dialogue as vehicles for social change — through performance and visual art, panel presentations and conversation-style breakout sessions — it explores the ways mixed folks negotiate identity, power dynamics and community building in their everyday lives.

Adrienne Truscott Tackles Rape Culture And Comedy Audio

At the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, queer films and videos became critical pedagogical and advocacy tools, normalizing safer sex in often funny and explicit ways. In the early 1990s, New Queer Cinema , pushing back against the stigma of AIDS, brought the radical politics of queer experimental filmmaking to mainstream film festivals. By the late 1990s and early 2000s, though, the effects of NQC had softened, and Will & Grace defined the syrupy new iteration of mainstream queer representation.

  • Her research focuses on the transnational aspect of right-wing extremist groups, paying specific attention to the gender dimension of the development of this phenomenon in India, Canada, and the United States.
  • Lin has also started an AR book in collaboration with Anteism, however it’s still in its early stages.
  • Their success is a result of an effort made early on to bring the critters on the shelves to life by developing a clear and simple idea.

So I started wrapping them up in wrapping paper so that clients would start taking them home. You didn’t have to be a client, you could just come and get condoms and information and see videos on HIV and AIDS,“ she says with a smile her voice. The magazine DiAna read that day, perhaps Cosmopolitan or Marie Claire or one of the more liberal magazines of the period, had a cover headline about a woman who had contracted HIV from her boyfriend and DiAna got thinking about how this could and would affect her community. I started to get curious because it was something that nobody really knew about… So I got the information, and people started sharing the articles that I was getting. It snowballed from there, and I eventually started doing presentations and going into churches where they didn’t want to talk about sex or AIDS or anything, especially in the Bible Belt. They were quite shocked that I was able to talk about HIV and AIDS,“ she tells me with the fluid verbal arc of someone who has talked about her activist beginnings many times, with concentration and generosity.

Performances Détaillées

Wendy’s personal art practice explores coenesthesia, the sense of embodiment that arises from the combination of all sensory input. She works with Virtual and Physical Interactive objects and environments toward a goal of creating revitalizing affect in the user. An Anishinaabe artist and educator, Bonnie developed the initial project proposal, the course curriculum, and in collaboration with OCAD University, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Province of Ontario secured the necessary academic and cultural supports and financial resources for the project. Her concern for the student’s experience and the excellence of the final project was a constant reminder of why we were there. To create a speculative archaeology requires dimensional thinking, so several students elected to work in 3D environments. She guided the students as they learned the digital modelling techniques and software to accomplish their goals. Wendy’s experience in the film industry, her work on motion picture special effects and CGI projects, and her research in coenesthesia allowed her to respond to the student’s conceptual explorations with deep sensitivity. 16-23 August 2013 Qouleur celebrates racialized queer identities and experiences with an action packed week-long festival of art exhibitions, performances, workshops, music and love.

M. Sharon Jeannotte is an Affiliated Researcher at the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa. From 2005 to 2007, she was Senior Advisor to the Canadian Cultural Observatory in the Department of Canadian Heritage. Before that, she was the Manager of International Comparative Research in the Department’s Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate. Kuan-Yun Wang is a Ph.D. student in the joint program Communication and Cultural Studies at York and Ryerson University. Wang has been working as a journalist and photographer and writing and reporting about Palestine since 2015. Currently, she is writing a book that is scheduled to publish in the summer of 2021 on Palestinian identity. Ira Wagman is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.

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