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Indeed, the debate over access was superseded by the massive shift to online convening that followed just a few months later. App stores, such as Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store, are key sites where digital platforms operationalize their power in deciding what gets distributed, under what conditions, and to whom. They constitute infrastructural platform services that facilitate the circulation of cultural content by setting the price, terms and conditions of distribution, and the technical standards of privacy protection (Greene & Shilton, 2018; van Dijck, Nieborg, & Poell, 2019). Because of this gatekeeping role, app stores are key sites to study platform governance. They serve as the vital techno-economic infrastructure upon which digital platforms, such as Google, Apple, and Tencent, have built their ecosystems (Dieter et al., 2019).

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Also known as „comfort stations,“ the brothels were organized through a violent system of mass institutionalized sex slavery throughout Japanese-occupied Asia. For the past five years, filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung has been working tirelessly on a National Film Board feature documentary about these women and their stories entitled The Apology. We met when she was in the early stages of this work, before she had successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign or found backing from the NFB, and before she pulled together an incredible production team made up of primarily Asian women. At that time, she was trying to determine how to embark on this incredibly painful and heavy journey with integrity. Unlike other documentary filmmakers who parachute in and out of communities, Hsiung felt strongly that she had to build relationships with these women that would create a space of trust for them to share their stories.

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She is currently pursuing further research on Canadian Broadcasting and the future of New Media regulation in Canada. Fizza Kulvi is a PhD candidate at McMaster University exploring the networked governance of communication and media. Her dissertation critically assesses the legality and economic viability of hyperpartisan media sites like Rebel News in Canada, Breitbart in the US and Germany’s Compact magazine. She is particularly interested in the governance of online anti-Muslim and racist discourses in relation to freedom of expression and journalistic freedoms in Canada. Daniel Bernhard is Executive Director and Spokesperson for FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, an independent citizens‘ group committed to the defence of Canadian culture and democracy, on air and online. Daniel has spent his career working to advance the public interest, including several years as a consultant serving public benefit organizations. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge.

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The lack of commercial viability of artist-driven film and video has long been established and CCIMAD distributors and VUCAVU operate in an ecosystem historically characterized by market-failure. Since its inception, VUCAVU has generated low revenues from its streaming services and, not benefitting from stable financial support from funding bodies, is presently struggling to establish a sustainable operating model. This paper examines the development of VUCAVU, the platform’s networked governance structure, and its operating model. An analysis of the ways in which VUCAVU both resists and embraces aspects of the platform economy is developed. It is argued that VUCAVU constitutes an artist-driven appropriation of the audiovisual distribution platform, which nevertheless challenges established models in the independent media arts sector. It is proposed that VUCAVU can serve as a case study in the opportunities and challenges that the adoption of digital models represent for the market failure artistic sector. Lessons learned from this case study are particularly relevant to consider in light of the recent push for the adoption of digital models in Canadian arts funding orientations.

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In an era of globalization and transnational migration, contact between cultures has given rise to pluralized and hybrid cultures. While celebrating and embracing this cultural hybridity, as an Asian Canadian, I have turned my attention to racialized individuals and minority groups, especially Asian women living in North America. Even though the world is constantly changing, the representation of Asian women doesn’t seem to change much in context of Western culture. In fact, the experience of the Asian women as enmeshed, to different degrees, with pre-existing visual representations of Orientalism and stereotyping is still normalized in modern Western culture. This situation results in a state of doubled oppression for Asian women—there is oppression both from within their own cultural communities, and oppression from external expectations relating to women of colour. This double oppression demands a performative cultural expression of racialized people according to both external and internal pressures, often resulting in a metaphorical silencing of the unique individual. Dr. Rob McMahon is an Associate Professor in the Master of Arts in Communication and Technology program at the University of Alberta. Prior to that position, Rob worked as a postdoctoral researcher with the First Nations Innovation Project at the University of New Brunswick and co-founded the First Mile Connectivity Consortium, a national non-profit association of Indigenous technology organizations.

  • Of Colour quickly organized a public meeting, drawing representatives from 21 organizations.
  • Lin refocused her practice, leading her to build quite an extensive collection of artists’ books, host bookmaking and zinemaking workshops, and participate in zine fairs across the country with her partner Eloisa Aquino, who is also an artist.
  • If one looks closely at the structures of data acquisition, holding, and analysis, one finds a complicated scenario of „efficiency“ obfuscating the values of transparency, consent, and privacy.

I am also continuing to do solidarity work with academics in Turkey who are under government repression, as well as being part of the organizers for an arts festival in Montreal called Qouleur. Foreign schools from the 19th and 20th century were the beginning of the globalized education system we have today, where there is a constant exchange of scholarship, students and teachers between countries, as well as collaborative educational projects. My project arose from the idea that there is a lot to learn about our educational systems today from looking at the histories, architectures, curriculums and legacies of these foreign schools. To further Egale’s point, governments should not be in the business of censorship, regardless of how vile their citizens can be.

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This will attempt to present another example of how the debate over the limitations and possibilities of platforms in the internet governance space must be clarified. The Toronto smart city project, Quayside, is no ordinary smart-city project. It is Google’s flagship venture into the billion-dollar smart-city industry.

Río Rodriguez is a Toronto-based latinX queer educator working in queer, trans and POC communities. They are a Masters of Environmental Studies graduate from York University, and produced a major portfolio that examined the mapping of history of Toronto’s Church and Wellesley district, and interviewed local QTBIPOC community organizers. The project focuses on key moments in the Village’s history that highlight the histories of queer and trans people of colour in city space. Elisha Lim is a queer and transgender story-teller and graphic novelist, and is currently writing a PhD at UofT on race and social media.

The car drive through a northern landscape in the opening sequence of the website is a metaphor for time travel, exploration, and discovery. The motion graphics represent stars – wayfinders for the individual projects and cultural references to the inner exploration each project represents. Anishinaabe musician David DeLeary and Bernard Leroux collaborated on this sequence, blog.littleredtarot.com with Bernard Leroux providing the visuals and David DeLeary contributing his distinctive style of musical composition and audio production. David also created musical and sound components in key places throughout the site as a singer, songwriter, audio engineer, musician, vocalist and producer. Bernard attended two of the several field trips undertaken during the project, one to the ROM collection and later to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on Manitoulin Island. In this role he provided many of the stills and video components for the individual projects and worked tirelessly to support the students’ unfolding aspirations. As a Métis/Anishinaabe person, Bernard related closely to the concept and creative potential of Uncover/Recover and was thrilled to serve on the project. The Uncover Recover project was a journey that took the participating students and the support team down a year-long path.


She opens dialogues about „deterritorialization“ and „disessentialization“ in culture and how to transform socio-political landscapes through gestures. Qouleur, which takes place during Montreal’s Pride festivities, is an art and performance festival for two-spirit, queer and trans People of Colour . With a different theme every year, the festival boasts workshops, art exhibits, panel presentations and creative performances that speak to various issues within these communities. What I love about Qouleur is how authentic and raw the artwork and artists can be because of this intentional and necessary space to share their stories. They often use their social media platforms to criticize transphobic elements of modern feminism and encourage acceptance of gender nonconformity. Edward Ou Jin Lee is presently a doctoral student at the McGill School of Social Work in Montreal, Canada. Ed’s doctoral project examines the social organisation of queer migrations through the everyday lives of queer and trans migrants with precarious status. Ed’s area of interest is the relationship between sexuality and migration, in particular within the context of colonialisms.

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