To find the website discussed in this article please visit the Archive of the Digital Present. To read about how the data for this project was collected, see “A Conversation Among Cataloguers: Processes and Personal Reflections on Data Collection” published on the SWB. Introduction The way literary readings, talks, interviews, podcasts, book launches, and other […]
Introduction Jason Camlot (Professor in the Department of English, Research Chair in Literature and Sound Studies at Concordia University) Since 2016, the “Where Poets Read” online listing of literary events in Montreal has posted details of nearly 800 readings. The last “live” in-person event listed on the site (until recently) was for the Épiques Voices: […]
Specially commissioned for the Listening, Sound, Agency Symposium, Griffin-award-winning poet Kaie Kellough, designer and artistic director of LOKI studios Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, and Constellation recording artist and saxophonist Jason Sharp, collaborate on an interdisciplinary work. Long-awaited, Small Stones will premiere tonight, 22 May 2021 and may be watched in the embedded video below. To enhance and support the listening and watching experience, Kaie has generously shared some reflections on the process of creating this work with his collaborators and the meandering iterations of the poem through page, dialogue, and performance.
On Thursday, May 20th, 130-3pm EDT, Nina Sun Eidsheim will deliver a keynote address as part of the 2021 Listening, Sound, Agency symposium. Titled “Re-writing Algorithms for Just Recognition: From Digital Aural Redlining to Accent Activism,” she will argue that “voice- and listening technologies carry and reproduce the same social bias, discrimination, and racism […] as Kodak film and HP cameras [which] were calibrated for white skin colour.” Elaborating on this important research, Nina generously answered some questions about her current projects and interests, providing poignant backstory to her keynote, and inviting all readers to events at her UCLA PEER Lab in the next weeks and months.
The University of British Columbia Okanagan has an informative article highlighting the research and academic trajectory of Lee Hannigan up on the alumni Stories section of their website. Lee is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta and a former graduate of Concordia University and UBCO. His research follows the literary and social history […]