SP0283: Closed Captioning 4 (Un)Sustainable Technologies? of the Disrupting Disruptions

Status: Complete July 2021 -  March 2022

Funding would provide closed captioning for the 4 events focused on sustainability that are part of the 3rd season of Disrupting Disruptions: the Feminist and Accessible Publishing speaker series.

Project Number SP0283
Budget $1,400
Campus Virtual
Application PDF icon SP0283 Application
Final Report PDF icon SP0283 Final Report


Full Project Description

The funding will be used to provide professional captioning for the 4 events of the Disrupting Disruptions speaker series that focus on sustainability. Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) charges 350 dollars for a 2 hour event (and 2 hours is the minimum required to schedule captioners). Disabled individuals are uniquely impacted by climate change and accessibilty must be at the forefront of our efforts towards sustainability. These events afocus on topics of sustainability and by providing professsional captioning we are making this material accessible to more individuals within the McGill community. Professional captions also make these discussions more accessible to wider communities as we record our events and make them available online on our website with the professional captions embedded.

The four events are:

October 1, 2021: Dr. MC Forelle on Right to Repair, 5 PM (this talk will look at the legal barriers to repairing our own technologies and how this is a key issue in sustainaibility)

November 10, 2021: Dr. Yuriko Furuhata on Environmental Technologies and Transpacific Experiments in Atmospheric Control, 6 PM (this event looks at the technological interventionism within environmental experiments)

October 6, 2021: Caroline Running Wolf and Michael Running Wolf on Indigenous AI, 7 PM (building on our former events on the environmental impacts of AI, the Running Wolfs will complicate this discussion by including Indigenous perspectives)

October 27, 2021: Dr. Alessandra Renzi on Hacked Transmissions: How Social Movements Change Across Cycles of Struggle and Across Technology, 6 PM (the social movements discussed include environmental movements)

Our events typically draw 40-90 simultaneous attendees and the video recordings usually have 30 views within the first month of posting (and more later).

Connect with this project

Contact alexandra.ketchum [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Alex Ketchum)
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