Innovation is a buzzword with remarkable contemporary currency, one frequently instrumentalized in the constant search for new technologies, means of production, market adaptations, scientiﬁc discoveries and social changes. With its more insidious applications in mind, a number of recent academic discussions – from visual culture studies and the global art history to the history of science and media archaeology – have come to treat the paradigm with caution, even scepticism.
AHCS Departmental Symposium 2014
Speaker Series | Natasha Schüll | "Time on Device: Slot Machine Design & the Turn Away from Risk in Gambling"
Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Time on Device: Slot Machine Design & the Turn Away from Risk in Gambling"
Mechthild Fend, University College London
Body to Body: The Dermatological Wax Moulage as Indexical Image
Peggy Phelan, Media@McGill visiting scholar
"Reconsidering Ronald Reagan: Politics as Performance Art"
Professor Charmaine Nelson of the Department of Art History and Communication Studies will be presenting “Some thoughts on the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery” at
AHCS Speaker Series, Winter 2013
“I Will Do Everything That I am Asked:” Spambaiting, Dogshaming, and the Racial Violence of Social Media”