Speculative fiction?

I'm in Amsterdam for a conference called The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections. Today consisted of some interactive workshops, including one run by Amy Johnson and Ariadna Matamoros Fernández using speculative writing to think deeply about the future of the internet. In their workshop "Future historians of the internet," they asked us to respond... Continue Reading →

A fast-paced summer

Oh, to have seasons again! The fact that summer only lasts a handful of months in Canada adds to its pertinence - and even more for profs whose summer is marked by the temporal boundaries of semesters finishing and commencing. Anyways, all that to say there was a lot to do and some adventures were... Continue Reading →

Highlights of the Semester – Winter 2018

[Delayed posting but better late than never!] It's difficult to believe that four months have already passed since I started my new position in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. It's been a whirlwind semester and it seems like just yesterday that I was putting final touches on syllabi. As much as I... Continue Reading →

When it’s sunny, it’s heaps sunny!

Had to refresh my memory about Ellen's style over the years. Hello from the depths of 3rd year PhD land! This week has been an exciting foray into the past 20 years of lesbian media representation, from k.d. lang to Ellen through to The L Word and contemporary coverage of Kristen Stewart's 'gal pals'. It's no... Continue Reading →

2015 Tinder Highlights

While popular media outlets are gathering their 'highlights of 2015' stories, I thought I'd share some of the most interesting Tinder developments and articles that I came across this year. They are fascinating (or even bizarre) pieces of data that I came across in attempting to understand the evolution of this popular dating app as we see it today.... Continue Reading →

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