Media History

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Keywords

media archaeology and preservation • technology writing • digital platforms and infrastructure

Description

Media History is an interdisciplinary research center engaging with the historical development of media change and communication. The center focuses on nascent, yet robust subfields such as media archaeology, variantology, new materialism, circulation theory, and technology writing. Current projects underway include the data mining and visualization search tool, Project Arclight, POD, and Residual Media Depot’s collection of early video game consoles.

Co-Directors

Fenwick McKelvey Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
 fenwick.mckelvey@concordia.ca

Darren Weshler Associate Professor
Department of English
 d.wershler@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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