• MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Scholar Aynur Kadir at the Bill Reid Gallery and Bill Reid Centre, SFU.

    Congratulations to Dr. Aynur Kadir, who has been working in her new position as a MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Scholar and Visiting Media Curator at the Bill Reid Gallery of North West Coast Art. Her MITACS fellowship is supported by the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies and the Making Culture Lab at SFU, where […]

  • Rachel Ward awarded a 2018-2019 National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Fellowship

    Congratulations to Rachel Ward, PhD Candidate in the MCL. She has been awarded a 2018-2019 National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Fellowship. She will spend the year working with Small Data Industries in Brooklyn, New York on the project  Something Old, Something New: Born-digital Artist’s Materials in the Archive and the Studio. Overview National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) […]

  • SIAT + UBC team wins Journalism 360 Challenge Grant

    The Making Culture Lab is excited to be collaborating with SIAT’s Steve DiPaola and Taylor Owen from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism on this exciting project. AI-generated Anonymization in VR Journalism is “Helping reporters test whether an emotional connection can be maintained in immersive storytelling formats when a character is algorithmically distorted so that their […]

  • Early in Career Award, 2017, CUFA BC

    I (Kate) was very honoured to receive the 2017 CUFA BC Early in Career Award. The award dinner took place in April 2017 in Vancouver at the Law Courts. Thank you to friends and colleagues and family for coming out to the awards dinner to support me! I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that have been […]

  • Reese Muntean wins a 2017-2018 SVA/Lemelson Fellowship

    Congratulations to Reese Muntean on being one of the 2017-2018 Society for Visual Anthropology/Lemelson Foundation Fellows! Reese will be traveling to northern Thailand to support the documentation of the Salak Yom Festival, with her project “Virtual Reality Documentation of Salak Yom: Crafting 3D & Virtual reality Applications to Communicate Traditional Knowledge & Cultural Values”. Reese […]

  • BCMA Magazine 2017 ‘Changemaker’ in the Cultural Field

    I (Kate) am very honoured to have been counted among an inspiring group of museum professionals and advocates as a 2017 “Changemaker” by the BC Museums Association’s magazine Roundup. Thank you also to SFU News for the article about this recognition. I have been so fortunate to be invited to join incredible teams with members of […]

  • First place in Video Competition, ICCC 2015, Paris

    Student Alida Horsely was awarded 1st place in the video competition at the International Conference on Computational Creativity in Paris, July 2015. Her film was made in Kate’s Fall 2015 Moving Images class, and documents the exhibition Generations, curated by Kate Hennessy, Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda, and Thecla Schiphorst. SFU News has published a great interview with Alida […]

  • 20/20 for #MMXX – paper chosen as one of 20 most influential MWEB papers in 20 years.

    We were really excited to see that our paper “Virtual Repatriation and the Application Programming Interface: From the Smithsonian Institution’s MacFarlane Collection to ‘Inuvialuit Living History’” was selected as one of the 20 top papers  from 20 years of Museums and the Web proceedings for an #MWXX anniversary e-book, forthcoming. Our paper was chosen by Vince Dziekan,  Director […]

  • 2015 Michael M. Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology awarded to Ethnographic Terminalia

    The Ethnographic Terminalia collective has been awarded the American Anthropological Association Council for Museum Anthropology’s 2015 Michael M. Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology. “The CMA Michael M. Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology is awarded to individuals for innovative work in museum anthropology. Evaluation Criteria: 1) Creativity: Is the project a unique and creative exploration of […]

  • c’əsnaʔəm: the city before the city wins 2015 Governor General’s Award for Museums

    c’əsnaʔəm: the city before the city has been awarded the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Museums History Alive! Award. The Making Culture Lab contributed to the development of a central interactive exhibit ‘ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ – Belongings’ at the Museum of Anthropology. Kate Hennessy and Reese Muntean curated and photographed the exhibition snəw̓eyəɬ (teachings) at Waterfront Station in Vancouver. “This outstanding multidisciplinary three […]