Tag Archives | Objects

CFP: Interface Conference: Materiality and Movement (Carleton University)

Carleton University’s Interface Conference: Materiality and Movement, 1-3 May 2015

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University

Made objects, unlike bodies that disintegrate – are trans-temporal. They are mobile and are continually moving across time and space, carrying within them stories and meanings that they have accumulated as a result of this mobility. In an increasingly interconnected world – where the meanings of mediatory agents are endlessly shifting, traveling and transforming – there is a growing need for critical inquiry that concerns the entangled nature of materiality, mediation and mobility. Themes of distance and nearness and the impact of movement on the material will be considered during this conference. Papers, panels or workshops are welcomed that investigate how contemporary and historical circulations of people and things across time and space have meaningful implications within the contexts of both the local and the global.…

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Reading Artifacts Summer Institute 2013

Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa
August 19-23, 2013

This week long intensive session held at the Canada Science and Technology
Museum introduces participants to the use of artifacts as a documentary
source for their research work. Don’t just rely on statistics when talking
the development of North America. Learn how to look at the three
dimensional objects that provided the underpinnings for that technological
development and thereby use those findings to bolster your thesis. Learn
to dissect an artifact so it can tell you the sometimes hidden story of
its use.

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