I am very appreciative of this year’s recognition. I learned long ago from my mentor that teaching is the most impactful and gratifying aspect of being a professor. And ICCIT students make it seem easy somehow.
I am very excited to announce the launch of the new Upping The Anti website. Click Here: https://uppingtheanti.org/
Happy to be invited back to speak about another important issue. Have a listen here: The Start
For all you early birds:
June 15, 2016
Matt Galloway – Host
Twitter (show): @metromorning
Twitter (host): @mattgallowaycbc
Host: Craig Norris
Sudbury – Morning North
Markus Schwabe – Host
Twitter (show): @MorningNorth
Twitter (host): @cbcmarkus
Quebec City – Quebec AM
Host: Susan Campbell
Twitter (show): @cbcquebecam
Twitter (host): @susancbcquebec
Goose Bay (Labrador) – Labrador Morning
Matt McCann & Bailey White – Host/Tech
Corner Brook – West Coast Morning
Bernice Hillier – Host
EARLY AM Host/operator Brian Mchugh
Gander – Central Morning
Leigh Anne Power – Host
Yellowknife – The Trailbreaker **IP**
Loren McGinnis- Host
Whitehorse – A New Day
Sandi Coleman – Host
Twitter (show): @cbcanewday
David Gray – Host
Twitter (host David Gray): @graydio1
Kamloops – Daybreak Kamloops
Shelley Joyce (Host)
Saskatoon — Saskatoon Morning
Leisha Grebinski – Host
ICCIT student Samantha Holmes was recently featured on The National. In fact, our whole class (CCT109 Contemporary Communication Technology) managed to ride Samantha’s coattails for a few seconds. See the video at the link below (10:33) and be sure to check out Samantha’s YouTube channel while you are at it.
I will be presenting some of my current research on networked social movements at the 2014 International Conference of Social Media & Society at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. This particular research examines the utilization of social media platforms by a number of Canadian labor unions for purposes of recruitment and labor action coordination.
“The space that homogenizes thus has nothing homogenous about it. After its fashion, which is polyscopic and plural, it subsumes and unites scattered fragments or elements by force.”
My home is scattered across three disparate communities. Fortunately, I am able to spend time in all of them on a regular basis. Traversing these spaces has underscored for me their commonalities and departures. In the photos that follow I have tried to capture some of the distinctive elements that are relevant to my own life. Click the images to see larger photos.
I spent half my life in Austin. Although my intuition tells me that Austin’s heyday was probably in the 1970s, it was as good a place as any to live. During my recent trips to Austin I have noticed a deep ambivalence among my closest friends regarding the recent transformations of the city. Change is inevitable but change is also marked by multi-directionality. Built environments are arenas of class struggle. There is an unmistakeable flow of composition-decompositiom-recomposition in urban landscapes. The fixed spatial systems created by capital in the past must be overcome by capital today. The first time I noticed these dynamics was when Austin decided to shutter Liberty Lunch Continue reading
Say what you want about his politics but there is no denying that the mayor of Toronto is a colorful person. He also is a very polarizing figure as the current media frenzy affirms. Admittedly, my outsider status has allowed me some distance from the full impact of both his politics and the current controversy. Still, it is hard not to be amazed at the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the mayor and the city. There is the video that purportedly shows the mayor smoking a crack pipe. There is the infamous photo of the mayor posing with alleged gang members outside of a crack house. There is the police surveillance of phone calls and surreptitious meetings with an accused drug trafficker behind a school and at a gas station. And, of course, there are the numerous accounts of public intoxication. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America behind only Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles. How is it even possible that the mayor of such an important city could be this out of control? Welcome to the absolutely insane world of alcohol and drug addiction.