Graduate Students

  • Research Spotlight: Claude Fortin’s ethnographic fieldwork in Montréal’s public spaces

    MCL PhD student Claude Fortin’s 10-week ethnographic field study of Mégaphone, an interactive installation produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, created by Moment Factory and directed by Etienne Paquette, has been getting some nice shout-outs by the GRAND network and Simon Fraser University (here and here).

  • MCLab Profile: Irine Prastio, MA Student

    I was born and raised in the town of Bandung, in the island of Java, Indonesia. I immigrated to the United States in my early twenties and then moved to Vancouver in 2007.  As an immigrant I often find myself torn between the two contrasting cultures.  This was partly one of the reasons that encouraged […]

  • Claude Fortin presents at Euphoria and Dystopia 2013

    On January 31st, Claude Fortin presented a paper entitled “Between research traditions: negotiating an interdisciplinary research space for urban screens” at Euphoria and Dystopia 2013 at OCAD University. Claude Fortin and Kate Hennessy (2013). “Between research traditions: negotiating an interdisciplinary research space for urban screens”. Euphoria and Dystopia 2013, OCAD University, Toronto, Jan. 31, 2013. […]

  • MCLab Profile: Aynur Kadir, Ph.D. Student

    I am Uyghur – one of China’s larger ethnic minorities – and I live in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the remote northwestern part of China. Aside from the Han Chinese, China’s majority ethnicity, Xinjiang is home to more than ten different ethnic groups, predominantly Muslim. Xinjiang has a rich and colorful history and has […]

  • Irine Prastio named a 2013 IPinCH Graduate Fellow

    Congratulations to Irine Prastio, an MA candidate in the Making Culture Lab. She has been named a 2013 Graduate Fellow for the IPinCH (Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage) Project. IPinCH is described (on their website) as “an international collaboration of archaeologists, Indigenous organizations, lawyers, anthropologists, ethicists, policy makers, and others working to explore and […]

  • MCLab Profile: Claude Fortin, PhD Student

    An interdisciplinary scholar, Claude has come to SIAT’s Making Culture Lab to study large interactive digital public displays and screens in urban environments. The past 10 years have seen a sizeable body of research adopting a technical approach towards the design and development of this new media platform, but Claude is interested in contributing to […]