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January 2018

Ethnography Lab’s 2018 Opening

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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We invite you to the Ethnography Lab’s year opening event scheduled for Monday, January 29th at 2-4 pm in EV 10.625. You can look forward to hearing about the previous year’s activities, creating new projects and working groups, reconnecting with the Ethnolab Community, and enjoying refreshments. Please RSVP to concordia.ethnography@gmail.com to confirm your attendance. We encourage new students to attend, so do invite your colleagues and include them in your RSVP.

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GEM Lab Open House

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FB 630.15

Please join us for the GEM Lab OPEN HOUSE on January 31st at 5:30pm in FB 630.15 (6th floor of Faubourg Building @ 1250 Guy St, Montreal) >>Find out about GEM Lab technology, learn about ongoing research initiatives and upcoming events (reading groups, lectures and workshops, screenings, training sessions, etc.), check out student work, meet members, and find out how to get involved! Schedule: 5:30pm: Lab introduction and brief presentations from working groups 6:30pm: Reception and exhibition of student work For more information: https://www.globalemergentmedia.com/

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February 2018

PUBLIC TALK: Intimate Attunements: Legacies of Sonar and Sexual Surveillance on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula

February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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ALIX JOHNSON, VISITING SCHOLAR, CONCORDIA ETHNOGRAPHY LAB MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 3:30 PM CONCORDIA EV BUILDING 10.625 At the height of the Cold War on the Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland, the American navy built a cutting-edge network of sonar equipment to surveil Russian submarines. Just across the road, in the small fishing town of Keflavík, Icelandic men employed more intimate tactics in surveiling Icelandic women suspected of dating American men. Separated then, by a thin gravel highway, two communities of watchers on the North Atlantic peninsula set…

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Speculating Through Movies V – ‘The Shore Line’

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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In this session of Speculating Through Movies, we are going to be 'speculating' about sustainable futures through Elizabeth Miller's project "The Shore Line". Trailer: http://theshorelineproject.org/#!/about?howto In this project, Miller explores how the rising sea levels and violent storms affect the lives of the people living by the coasts. She focuses on 43 people from 9 countries; their struggles and how they take action and locally discover solutions to this global problem. Here is Miller's statement: There has never been a…

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Ethnography Lab Call for Group Projects – Deadline February 13th

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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The Ethnography Lab is putting out a call for short collaborative projects to be carried out this winter and spring. Two successful applications will receive up to $2000 to cover any costs associated with the project, including a small stipend for the team leader. Submit a brief proposal (1 page) to Concordia.ethnography@gmail.com by February 13th. There is no set format for these proposals, but they should meet the following criteria: Projects should be based on an ethnographic question Teams must…

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CFP: It Wasn’t Written: International Symposium on designerly-ways of Historiography

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

New York, September 5 th , 2018 Call for Papers In the past decades there has been a lot of discussion about the construction and impact of history. Historians claim to have overcome teleological narratives, moving away from grand narratives and challenging the white-male canon in order to decolonize and diversify. Histories, however, have not only been constructed from words but also designed in various media in different dimensions. What happens when the past is given a particular form? How do designers interpret historical information…

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Curatorial Collective: DHC Curatorial Tour with Cheryl Sim & Reading Group Meeting

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DHC, 451 & 465, St-Jean Street
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2R5 Canada
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Speculative Life's Curatorial Collective will have a curatorial tour with Cheryl Sim on Thursday February 22nd at 2pm at the DHC. We will get to speak with her about her practice, ask questions, and tour through the current exhibitions L'Offre and Bill Viola: Naissance A Rebours. After this we will head to a local coffee shop and chat about our first selection of readings (please contact trevamichelle@gmail.com for the reading list). Plan to be available from 2 until about 5/5:30pm that…

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Ethnography Lab Workshop – “Proprioception: Bodies in Space”

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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We hope you'll join us for the first in this year's series of Ethnography Lab Workshops! On Monday, February 26, Maya Hey will be back to facilitate "Proprioception: Bodies in Space."  Please find details below, poster attached, and be in touch if you have any questions. Workshops are free, but please be sure to register online in advance. Finally, stay tuned for our forthcoming workshops on "Mapping Ethnography" and Visualizing Ethnography"! We hope to see you soon. “Proprioception: Bodies in Space” *…

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March 2018

Ethnography Lab workshop: “Mapping Ethnography”

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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Facilitated by Emory Shaw (Concordia Geomedia Lab) with Lucas LaRochelle (Queering the Map Project) Saturday, March 17, 10am - 4pm  EV Building, Room 10.625 - Ethnography Lab Lunch and afternoon refreshments served Register: https://www.ethnographylabconcordia.ca/mapping-ethnography.html How can we use geographically-oriented media to map ethnographic data - stories, life histories, or observations from the field? This workshop will introduce participants to a range of basic mapping techniques, then guide them in mapping their own ethnographic data in creative, informative, and accessible ways. In the morning,…

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Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

March 31
Synoptique Journal, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, FB 319, Concordia University

Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies Synoptique is inviting submissions for an upcoming special issue entitled “Becoming Environmental:Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change.” The focus of this issue will be on the increasing entanglements of global economies of extraction and the circulation of media. The title of this issue is inspired by Jennifer Gabrys’ “becoming environmental” of sensory technologies (2016), where computational media becomes constitutive to the very environment, and subject formation within it, rather than simply operating…

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