Community and Differential Mobilities

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Keywords

technology and social inclusion • accessibility • digital networks and public engagement

Description

The Community and Differential Mobilities cluster is a hub for research-creation work that is concerned with questions of social justice and accessibility. The members of this cluster are active producers of different dynamic and participatory media with a shared interest in the visible and invisible webs that enable/restrict different bodies in terms of space, social class, citizenship, employment, etc. Technologies caught up in these questions of “ differential” mobility (such as smartphones and other mobile media devices) are of central concern to the group, both in terms of the new production platforms they offer as well as the multiple forms of constant connectivity in which they are embedded. Lastly, and vitally, the cluster provides an accessible institutional home for the Critical Disability Studies Working Group at Concordia, including a meeting room, digital production environment and shared office space for invited visiting scholars and postdocs.

Co-Directors

Owen Chapman Cluster Co-Director, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
owen.chapman@concordia.ca

Giuliana Cucinelli Cluster Co-Director, Assistant Professor
Department of Education
 giuliana.cucinelli@concordia.ca

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Quick Facts

Director: Bart Simon


Number of research clusters: 7


Number of faculty and principal investigators: 80


Number of graduate students: 120


Facilities: gaming lab; wet/dry maker lab; interactive textiles production studios, photography and image making; virtual reality and immersive studios; mobilities lab; student lounge; collab/cowork spaces; black box and conference spaces


Location: Montreal, Canada

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