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Towards Ethical Digital Methods – A Feminist Perspective (in press).With Mélanie Millette and Jacqueline Wallace. In Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. Eds. Michael Zimmer and Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda. New York: Peter Lang.

Narratives in Space and Time Society (NiS+TS): The Hippodrome Project. (2017). With Robert Bean, Léola Leblanc, Brian Lilley, Barbara Lounder. In Urban Encounters. Eds. Martha Radice and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press (Culture of Cities series).

Citizen involvement during the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV consultation (2017). With Catherine Middleton. Canadian Journal of Communication, 42.1 (Winter 2017).

Scratching the surface: Rethinking the roots of Canadian communication policy (2016). English & French. Ottawa: CRTC.

Scholarship as Cultural Production in the Corporatized University (2015).With Alison Harvey, Mél Hogan, Tamara Shepherd, Andrea Zeffiro. Studies in Social Justice: Scholarship and Activism Special Issue, Vol.9:2. Eds. Sara Cantillon and Sandra Smeltzer.

CBC ArtSpots and the activation of creative citizenship (2015). In Production Studies, The Sequel! (Volume II), 164-172. Eds. Vicki Mayer, Miranda Banks and Bridget Conor. New York NY and Oxon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Towards Creative Citizenship – Collaborative Cultural Production at CBC ArtSpots. Governor General’s Gold Medal (People & Society) and Distinguished Dissertation Award (Arts & Humanities) 2014-15. Concordia University. 2014.

This is not a gift shop: arts-based narratives of the Canadian North (2014). In Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. Special theme issue – Theory in a Cold Climate: Cultural Studies of the Canadian North. Ed. Peter van Wyck.  Toronto: York University.

The promise of crowdfunding in documentary filmmaking and audience development (2014). In International Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in the Creative Industries: Film, Video, Photography.Eds. Robert DeFillipi and Patrik Wikstrom. Northampton, MA, USA & Cheltenham/Camberly, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..

Polluted and predictive, in 133 words [Google query] (2014). Co-author w/ Mél Hogan. In Society of the Query Reader. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. Dutch and English.

The Changing Visual Arts and Craft Landscape in Canada (2013). Co-author with Amy Stewart, with contributions from Jacqueline Wallace and Mélanie Millette. For Canadian Public Arts Funders, Ottawa.

Glorious and Brave: An American’s Take on Canadian Art (2013). Review of Denise Markonish, Ed. Oh Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America (The MIT Press, 2012. 400 pp.)for Reviews in Cultural Theory.

Mapping CBC ArtSpots (2013). In Diverse Spaces: Examining Identity, Heritage and Community within Canadian Public Culture, Ed. Susan Ashley, 124-147. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Media Production in Flux: Crowdfunding to the Rescue. (2012). WI Journal of Mobile Media. Vol.6, No.3.  Mobile Media Lab, Toronto and Montreal: York University and Concordia University.

National Training Subsidy Program for Dance in Canada (Research Report): Towards an Action Plan. (2011, 2012). Toronto: Canadian Dance Assembly.

Representations of Diversity in Canadian Television Entertainment Programming. (2011). Co-author with Hanna Cho et al. Ottawa: Media Action Média.

CBC Artspots:  Arts, Television, New Media. (2004). ArtsNetlantic Conference Proceedings. Charlottetown: University of Prince Edward Island, University of Moncton, University of New Brunswick, Confederation Centre for the Arts & Canadian Culture Online.

CBC Artspots. Blizzart, Vol.5, No.3. (2000). Ottawa: Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Go For It:  Barriers to Women’s Promotion in Education. (1991). Co-Writer/Researcher/Interviewer with Shelagh Luka, Joan Williams, Nancy Bell, Greg Inwood (Oasis Research Group). Toronto: Federation of Women Teachers’ Associations of Ontario.


Digital Media Interviews

Power Centre: Backbone as Metaphor. (2015, November 1). Co-author with Lee Cripps. No More Potlucks, Issue 42: Power.

Archiving Queer Temporality in New Orleans. (2014, November 1). Co-author with Vicki Mayer. No More Potlucks, Issue 36: Encounter.

“Excuse Me, May I Touch Your Skin?”: An Interview with Asna Adhami (2014, July 1). Co-author w/ Adhami. No More Potlucks, Issue 34: Failure.

Nuji’tlateket (One Who Does It): An Interview with Ursula Johnson (2014, March 2). Co-author w/ Johnson. No More Potlucks, Issue 32: Performance.

Meet Caitlin Fisher: HASTAC Steering Committee. (2013, October). Co-author with Caitlin Fisher. HASTAC blog.

Archiving ArtSpots. (2013, January 1). Co-author w/ Mél Hogan. No More Potlucks, Issue 25: Archives.

Vicki Mayer: Books Aren’t Dead (2013, May 1). ME Luka with Vicki Mayer. Fembot Collective blog.


Scholarly Conferences:

Scratching the surface: Rethinking the roots of Canadian communication policy. CRTC Award of Excellence session. Invited Talk. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (commissioners & senior staff). Ottawa, ON: November 18, 2016.

Bending the Rules: Developing an Agenda for Feminist Digital Research Methods. Roundtable with Alison Harvey, Jessalyn Keller, Mélanie Millette, Tamara Shepherd. One of 12 seminars funded by my 2016-17 Connection Grant: Critical Methods in Technoculture. Association of Internet Researchers, Berlin, Germany: October 6, 2016

Mapping the public art work of Narratives in Space + Time Society. Invited Talk. ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Dalhousie & NSCAD Universities. Halifax, NS: July 10, 2016

Mapping and the archives: Telecoms systems and flows, media archeology, and structures of feeling. Dalhousie University School of Architecture, Design and Build ‘Freelab’ 2016. Invited guest lecturer and co-leader in the month-long session. Halifax, NS: July 20, 2016.

Mapping telecommunications, culture and broadcasting (on energy). Banff Research in Culture – On Energy Symposium, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB: June 21, 2016.

Scratching the surface: Rethinking the roots of Canadian communication policy. CRTC Award of Excellence session. Invited Talk. Canadian Communication Association. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Calgary, AB: May 28-31, 2016.

Canadian television delivery today; co-distribution tomorrow. Canadian Communication Association. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Calgary, AB: May 28-31, 2016. With Catherine Middleton.

Digital blind spots & overlaps: Exploring a feminist digital ethics. In Towards Ethical Digital Methods (joint panel with Jacqueline Wallace & Mélanie Millette). Canadian Communication Association. Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences. Calgary, AB: May 28-31, 2016.

Reaching Out: Arts Nova Scotia & Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council – What’s the difference? Growing a Creative Economy. Invited Talk. Sydney, NS: May 19-20, 2016. With Jamie MacLellan.

Co-creation & collaboration in the public art work of Narratives in Space + Time Society. Contemporary Narratives: Screens, Media & Documents. Leverhulme International Network for Contemporary Studies & Canada Research Chair on Digital Arts and Literatures (ALN | NT2). Invited Talk. Montreal, QC: April 27-30, 2016.

Overcoming doubt: Creativity, citizenship and you. Vanier College Humanities Symposium. Invited Talk. Montreal: February 1, 2016.

Co-creation and collaboration in the public art work of Narratives in Space + Time Society (NiS+TS). Universities Art Association of Canada. NSCAD University. Halifax, NS. November 5-7, 2015.

Remaking television: Galvanizing citizen participation for digital broadcast media policy (“Let’s Talk TV”). International Association for Media and Communication Research. Université de Québec à Montréal. Montreal, QC. July 12-15, 2015. Co-presenter with Catherine Middleton

Narrativizing regulatory bodies: Let’s Not Talk TV anymore. For the panel – Contemplating bodies: Making visible hidden activations of digital media networks, w/ Mél Hogan and Laura Forlano. Console-ing Passions 2015. Dublin, Ireland. June 18-20, 2015.

Broadcasting and regulatory bodies: Activating digital media policy (“Let’s Talk TV”). Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON. June 2-5, 2015.

Regulatory bodies: Let’s Not Talk TV anymore. For the panel – Activating bodies in/to digital media networks: Materiality, modalities and Molotov cocktails, w/ Marusya Bociurkiw, Mél Hogan and Laura Forlano. Circuits of Struggle, Union for Democratic Communications Conference 2015. Toronto, Ontario. May 1-3, 2015.

Activating citizen involvement in culture and digital media policy. Activism and Communication Scholarship in Canada. Toronto, Ontario. April 30, 2015.

The role of the arts in communication studies research. MSVU Cross Campus Conversation Panel w/ DeNel Rehberg Sodo, Scott Stoneman, Anthony Yue. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS: November 4, 2014.

Critical cultural enquiry: the future of performing, visual and media arts. Ideas That Change The World – Trent University 50th Anniversary Symposium. Trent University, Peterborough, ON: August 8-9, 2014.

Scholarship as Cultural Production in the Corporatized University. Roundtable w/ Alison Harvey, Mél Hogan, Mélanie Millette, Tamara Shepherd, Jacqueline Wallace, Andrea Zeffiro. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, ON: May 28-30, 2014.

Archiving feeling: Remembering 21st century digital media programming in Canadian public broadcasting. Making Sense of Memory & History Preconference of the Communication History Division of International Communications Association. Seattle, WA: May 22, 2014.

How CBC ArtSpots contributes to transformational 21st century media production practices. Console-ing Passions Conference. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO: April 10-13, 2014.

Bridging the politics of digital academic production and social entrepreneurship panel member and co-ordinator. Resistance & Appropriation Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Denver, CO: October 23-26, 2013.

Narratives in Space and Time Society: Hippodrome Project. Urban Encounters: Art and the Public conference. NSCAD and Dalhousie Universities, Halifax, NS: October 10-12, 2013.

Enhancing Digital Scholarship: Technologies, Content and Literacies panel member. Panel hosted by SSHRC President, Dr. Chad Gaffield. @ the Edge: Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC: June 4, 2013.

Dissevering creative flow: resource management in Canadian cultural production. Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. Concordia University and DHC/ART Foundation, Montreal, QC, May 8-10, 2013.

NiS+T @ the Montreal Hippodrome: site-specific locative and digital media workshop and event. Co-produced with Robert Bean, Léola Leblanc, Brian Lilley, and Barbara Lounder. Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. Concordia Unviersity and DHC/ART Foundation, Montreal, QC, May 8-10, 2013.

Seeking shelter: mobilizing creative and archival practices to build a house of theory. HASTAC 2013: Storm of Progress. Toronto, ON: April 25-28, 2013

Two degrees of separation: a feminist approach to the extreme personal networking of crowdfunding. Ninth International Crossroads:in Cultural Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University and UNESCO, Paris, France: 2-6 July 2012

Do-it-Yourself: the meaning of collaboration in dance training subsidies and employment in Canada at Collaboration: Intersections, Negotiations, Mediations in the World of Dance, 2012 Conference of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies – 2012 Conference, Université de Québec à Montréal and Festival Transamériques, Montréal, QC: May 31 – June 3, 2012

Retelling or recalling?: generating a counterhistory of CBC Artspots.  Historiography as Intervention: Communicating Across Geographies, Communities and Divides, International Communication Association’s Communication History Interest Group, Phoenix, Arizona: 23 May 2012

Theorizing Artspots: mapping creative citizenship. Diverse Spaces: Examining identity, community and citizenship within Canadian public culture, Trent University, Peterborough, ON: April 20-21, 2012

Experience it live: artistic documentary presentation practices in the National Film Board/Kat Cizek’s ‘Out My Window’ and ‘Filmmaker-in-Residence’. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, 2011, McGill University, Montreal, QC: November 4-6, 2011

Media production in flux: Kickstarter as mobile assemblage. Canadian Communication Association Conference, 2011, University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB: June 1-3, 2011

Exploring Narrative. (part of the “Losing the Plot: Digital Narratives” panel),  The Cineflux Symposium, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS: May 19-21, 2011

Theorizing Artspots: mapping cultural citizenship at the intersection of the arts and public broadcasting.  Database|Narrative|Archive Symposium on Nonlinear Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal, QC: May 13-15, 2011 – funding creativity on the internet from the ground up. Intersections: Theories, Methodologies, and Topics in the Joint PhD Program in Communication, Concordia University, Université de Montréal, Université de Québec à Montréal, November 4-6, 2010

(Co-presenter with Dr Monika Gagnon) Creative Archiving in the Multimedia Archive: Animating “Canada and the Films of Expo 67. Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era, University of California, Los Angeles: November 12-14, 2010

Collaborative Art Creation & Activist Filmmaker Production as Alternative Media. Canadian Communication Association Conference, 2010, Concordia Univ, Montreal, QC: June 1-3, 2010

Art, public television, internet and what else is new? CBC Artspots revisited. Making Media Public, York & Ryerson Universities, Toronto, ON: May 6-8, 2010

30 seconds or nothing at all: women’s visual art in public television and online broadcasting in Canada, 1997-2008. Console-Ing Passions 2010, Univ of Oregon, Eugene, OR: April 22-24, 2010

Seeing the North: (Re)presenting Artistic Practices on CBC Artspots.  A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context, McGill University, Montreal, QC: February 5-7, 2010

CBC Artspots: Arts, Television, New Media. Arts Netlantic: International Conference on New Media Networks, Universities of PEI, Moncton, and NB; Charlottetown, PE: Keynote Address, 2004

Select Scholarly Workshops and Conferences Organizer:

Database|Narrative|Archive Symposium on Nonlinear Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal, QC: Co-ordination, May 13-15, 2011

Korsakow Workshop for Scholars/Media Artists/Filmmakers, CINER-G Research Group, Concordia University, Montreal: Co-ordination, December 11-12, 2010

Intersections: Graduate Student Conference, Joint PhD Program in Communications, Concordia University, Université de Montréal, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montreal: Co-organizer, November 5-6, 2010

NeoCraft International Conference, NSCAD University, Halifax: Video Programmer, Partner & Participant, 2007

Select Industry Conferences – Organizer or Presenter:

Canadian Dance Assembly National Conference, National Training Subsidy Program Research Phase II, Ottawa, ON: Consultant | Presenter, October 20-22, 2012

Canadian Dance Assembly Regional Conference, National Training Subsidy Program Research Report, Toronto, ON: Consultant | Presenter, September 10-11, 2011

Canadian Dance Assembly National Conference, National Training Subsidy Program Research Phase I, Toronto, ON: Consultant | Presenter, September 23-25, 2010

INPUT: Mini-conference of International Public Broadcasting Programs, for CBC Maritimes, Halifax, NS: Co-ordinator | Presenter, 2007

Atlantic Film Festival Viewfinders Workshop: “Youth Arts on Air”, Halifax, NS: Organizer | Co-Presenter, April 28, 2007

Film Nova Scotia Broadcast Forums, Halifax, NS: CBC Television Maritimes Organizer | Representative | Presenter, 2005-2007

“Pitcher Perfect” Workshops presented by Lowenbe Holdings at CBC TV Maritimes, Halifax, NS: Organizer, 2006

New Brunswick Film Industry Summit, Fredericton, NB: Panel Presenter | Sponsor for CBC Television Maritimes, 2006

St John’s International Women’s Film Festival, St John’s, NL: Panel Presenter, 2005

CBC Artspots National Strategy Sessions & Conferences, Halifax, NS: Lead Presenter and Organizer,2001,2002, 2004, 2006

International Festival of New Media: “CBC Artspots”, Brudenell, PE: Presenter, 2002

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