Mess & Method

Posted on 2015/12/15 by

A Look Inside: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab

In my search for people who work/study/use or interact with physical spaces in the Humanities as part of the “What is a Media Lab?” project, I had the opportunity to speak to Ann Hanlon of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab. The DH Lab was an intiative launched in the Fall of 2013 Read More

Posted on 2015/12/15 by

Workshop Facilitation and Transient ‘Space’: An Interview

When my initial interviewee (someone with a large amount of involvement and a fairly high position in anti-oppression education) had to back out part way through, my immediate reaction was to panic. Then, I remembered that, actually, even if they didn’t have particular titles, there were many people around me who had been engaged in this Read More

Posted on 2015/12/14 by

An anonymous interview with TAG student member

When approaching professors and professional members of TAG, I was told I should consider interviewing student members about the Lab and the forms of knowledge they create. Therefore, I sought to interview two student members from different disciplinary backgrounds. Unfortunately, the other student was unavailable for an interview before the 15 of December. If possible, Read More

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Posted on 2015/12/11 by

Hook & Eye as Digital Feminist Media Lab: A Conversation with Dr. Erin Wunker

This week, I had the opportunity to correspond with Dr. Erin Wunker (Contract academic faculty at Dalhousie), who I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. As one of the co-founders & managing editor of the blog Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe, and the chair of Read More

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Posted on 2015/11/24 by

“Making” Caretaking: Real Dolls & Feminized Technologies

In his article on critical making, Matt Ratto explains that the shared process of construction can foster connections between the social and the technological. He posits that acts of creation facilitate a personal investment, a “caring for” (259) that may not be found in the technical or social otherwise. Conversely, Debbie Chachra argues that the Read More

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Posted on 2015/11/23 by

“What do you mean that noticing one thing can make the other things disappear?”: On Affective, Unpaid, and Invisible Labour

The Numbers In 2011, the American organisation VIDA (Women in Literary Arts) began publishing a yearly review of major literary publications that tallied the gender ratio of writers, reviewers, reviews, and pieces published. In 2012, the Canadian non-profit organisation CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts) followed suit with their tally of gender inequity in the Canadian Read More