Small Packages: Microsignification in Media and Communications Studies


April 15, 2016, 10AM – 7PM

Small packages can be potent and worth peering into. They may represent, express, and contain more than what appears. In this symposium, hosted by the Masters Cohort in Media Studies at Concordia University, we seek to discover and create meaning in minuteness and microcosm. We welcome the narrow focus: a particular case study, snapshot, project element, research statement, intervention, or finding to be ‘unpacked.’

On April 15, 2016 graduate students in Media and Communications Studies and related disciplines will present their work in an open and collegial environment. Themes and topics are wide-ranging, but all presentations and multi-media exhibits will approach aspects of cultural mediation from a communications and/or cultural studies perspective. The symposium is held in conjunction with the Department of Communication Studies’ 50th anniversary.

Virtuality & Embodiment:
Through the creation of miniature handwoven textiles, constructed and suspended on 3D-printed micro looms, then seeded with live mammalian cells, the motility and communications of new, hybrid microscopic lifeforms are examined.

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