Category Archives: Articles and essays

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope: The Living Healing Quilt Project In this article, I look at the Living Healing Quilt Project (LHQP), organized by Alice Williams of the Curve Lake First Nation (Curve Lake, Ontario) and sponsored by the Indian Residential Schools

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope: The Living Healing Quilt Project In this article, I look at the Living Healing Quilt Project (LHQP), organized by Alice Williams of the Curve Lake First Nation (Curve Lake, Ontario) and sponsored by the Indian Residential Schools

Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules

“Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules: The Art World and Alter-Globalization Protest,” Globalizations (Special Issue: Disciplining Dissent) 8.4 (2011), pp. 473-86. This paper analyzes the relationship between contemporary art and protest. Are art exhibitions used to discipline dissent? Certainly that is

Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules

“Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules: The Art World and Alter-Globalization Protest,” Globalizations (Special Issue: Disciplining Dissent) 8.4 (2011), pp. 473-86. This paper analyzes the relationship between contemporary art and protest. Are art exhibitions used to discipline dissent? Certainly that is

Try to Walk with the Sound of My Footsteps

“Try to Walk With the Sound of My Footsteps”: The Surveillant Body in Contemporary Art. Communication Review 11 (January-March 2008): 24-41. While the prevailing response to surveillance has been sousveillance, or the turning of surveillance against itself, this paper suggests

Try to Walk with the Sound of My Footsteps

“Try to Walk With the Sound of My Footsteps”: The Surveillant Body in Contemporary Art. Communication Review 11 (January-March 2008): 24-41. While the prevailing response to surveillance has been sousveillance, or the turning of surveillance against itself, this paper suggests

Dancing Mounties

Dancing Mounties, Flamingo Pink Jackets, Culture, and Elitism At the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as crooner Michael Buble belted out the lyrics to the 1867 nation-building anthem “The Maple Leaf Forever,” centre stage at BC

Dancing Mounties

Dancing Mounties, Flamingo Pink Jackets, Culture, and Elitism At the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as crooner Michael Buble belted out the lyrics to the 1867 nation-building anthem “The Maple Leaf Forever,” centre stage at BC

Review: Organised Networks

Review: Ned Rossiter (2006) Organised Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions, Culture Machine, April 2008. Ned Rossiter’s complex and thought-provoking book, Organized Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions, focuses on emergent institutional forms characterizing systems of networked communication.

Review: Organised Networks

Review: Ned Rossiter (2006) Organised Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions, Culture Machine, April 2008. Ned Rossiter’s complex and thought-provoking book, Organized Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions, focuses on emergent institutional forms characterizing systems of networked communication.

Felt Space

Felt Space, Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings, and Precarious Housing Recently, a number of architects and designers working with smart textiles and responsive architecture, have created projects that re-imagine architectural and domesticate space as deeply and emotionally imbricated in the lives

Felt Space

Felt Space, Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings, and Precarious Housing Recently, a number of architects and designers working with smart textiles and responsive architecture, have created projects that re-imagine architectural and domesticate space as deeply and emotionally imbricated in the lives

La Merle

On Indirect Action: Twitter, Protest and Presence What does it mean to participate in a protest from afar? In the past, I’ve argued, quite strongly, that a protest is only an event in the moment, that its importance resides within

La Merle

On Indirect Action: Twitter, Protest and Presence What does it mean to participate in a protest from afar? In the past, I’ve argued, quite strongly, that a protest is only an event in the moment, that its importance resides within