20 Transfeminine People To Know

I started the Husbands and I performance in 2009; I wore my Chinese traditional dress, walking on streets in Vancouver and asking white males to have photo taken with me by suggesting them to be my husband for a minute. In September 2010, I advertised myself in various media as «an exotic, compliant and artistic Asian girl, looking for a white husband who would like to take me to his home and live with him for a day as his mail order bride.» I lived with men who responded my advertise a day. In her recent projects, Lin has been more focused on print media and zine work. In addition to being a tangible medium that the viewer can interact with, «artists’ books can fit in many spaces,» she said. Opposed to more traditional work that only appears in a gallery, for example, zines and artists’ books facilitate a more intimate relationship between work and viewer, Lin said. Her research focuses on Chinese internet, apps, platform studies and political economy. Her work is published in International Communication Gazette, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Internet Histories and Internet Policy Review, among others.

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This creates an evolutionary environment where the selection of each generation is influenced by nebulous social measures, like user satisfaction or mollification. Cognitive Science has shown us that humans typically prefer coherence over truth. This could result in the XAI optimizing for what is convincing instead of what is true, without anyone intending such an outcome. Increasingly algorithms are being used to govern complex decisions, such as criminal sentencing and insurance premiums.

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In June, www.ellgeebe.com they will be showing a series of black and white portraits displaying the scrutinized bodies of «Fat, Queers». They are currently working on a revenge film screenplay about nonbinary surgery, and a self-portrait series about white supremacy and domestic violence. Sharmi Basu is currently an MFA student at Mills College in the Electronic Music and Recording Arts department. Born in Oakland and raised in the Bay Area, she attempts to catalyze a political, yet ethereal aesthetic through combining her anti-colonial and anti-imperialist politics with a commitment to spirituality within the arts. Beast Nest, Sharmi’s primary performing project, utilizes an unwavering depression & restrained horror to channel left-eyed spirits. While simultaneously clearing and entering, the sewage pipes of the body and the patriarchy congeal into watery soundscapes as a vehicle for achieving liberation through the darkest of fears. If users want to be visible, social media trains them to articulate even intimate statements like commercials, following the principles of supply and demand. These principles then determine how stories circulate, and this influences mainstream press priorities.

We find that many areas of federal regulation and governance are increasingly mediated by digital platforms. We note growing numbers of meetings and involvements between foreign digital platforms and government officials. We see that platforms provide knowledge to government that is required to regulate or govern . We find that platforms influence regulations, or play a role in regulation, beyond simple lobbying. The leading reform agenda has arguably emerged from the European Union through the proposed Digital Services Act. The Act requires specified platforms to outline «the main parameters of their recommender system are and the options for users to modify or influence those parameters» . Australia has also embraced some sort of enforced transparency through its News Media Bargaining Code.

Queer Curating, From Definition To Deconstruction

Second, technology has altered how time is understood, privileging those with the capacity to act quickly. The paper contributes to understanding the critical role technology has played in museum governance, creating particular power dynamics as relationships are shaped and resources become more or less accessible to specific institutions. Such realities raise countless public policy questions about the best ways for labour, unions, employers, and governments to balance competing needs of security and privacy in an increasingly ‘open’ society. In terms of labour relations, the myriad opportunities social media platforms provide for amplifying individual expression, some of which may clearly be damaging to employers, presents a host of ethical, legal, and moral challenges pitting employee rights against the authority and power of employers. Put simply, the relationship between employees’ experiences at work and their ability to publicly express their voice without fear of reprisal constitutes an important public policy and human rights issue. This highlights the need for developing governance mechanisms to ensure an effective balance is struck between the interests of employees and those of employers.

The existing framework of Canadian policy designed to regulate national media markets is, consequently, becoming ineffective. Subsidising the production of content by private producers, and funding a public distributor of content to fill gaps left by the market, both depend on the ability to impose regulations on a marketplace of private producers and distributors. In a world dominated by global monopolistic platforms, that ability is disappearing. The algorithmic determination of distribution of content on these platforms is not designed to keep users of the platforms satisfied or to meet their needs but to maximize revenue. This leaves no means of ensuring an accountability over the flow of information and cultural goods to the public.

  • Community taught and held, kumari is driven by a passion to find balance between logic, creation, learning, healing, critique and love, and are continuously inspired by the communities that surround them.
  • Politicians and sensationalistic columnists are not innocent in perpetuating this toxic atmosphere.
  • Thus, to study digital dominance, we need to investigate how such relations of interdependence take shape in processes of cultural production.
  • Like any software, XAI systems will increasingly exist as a population, with future versions preferentially based on particular versions of XAIs under use in the previous generation.
  • She also finds smaller, physical artworks refreshing in an age of social media and technological inundation.
  • She has an MFA in Film Studies and is an Associate Professor at UBC where she served for several years as Chair of the Film Production Program and Associate Head of the Department of Theatre and Film.

Submissions can include film, photography, installation, visual art works, etc. Applications may be scheduled as solo exhibitions or a mixed program; this will be determined in context of the proposals reviewed. Street Vibes is a night of urban arts showcasing local artists and our youths. Taking place during and in collaboration with NDG Arts Week, Street Vibes is a fundraiser that engages NDG’s youth community with eclectic artists coming together to support Jeunesse 2000 , Head & Hands’ teen drop-in centre. Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese born Montreal based visual artist working with performance, photography, and video. She received an MFA at Intermedia from Concordia University and a BFA at Visual Art from Emily Carr University Art & Design in Canada. She co-produces Dark Room, a monthly goth/industrial/punk/freak fest party, and is the head mistress of Black Glitter family/record label/production house. She is also a member of the production and performance art group DADDIES PLASTIK. Projected against a back drop of dark synth and soulful tracks, San Cha delves deep into herself to bring you glimpses of her soul.

Coming 2 America: A Light For The Black

Headlining the event is international sensation Cazwell, who is making his way from NYC. Tyler & Sal have also decided to fill a few vans full of their loyal followers, and ship them over. The real surprise of this mini festival will happen on Friday night as the miscreants of the Montreal nightlife institution GAYBASH will descend upon Ottawa for the first time. In fact it will be the first time Tyler and Sal take their glamorous dumpster baby of a party beyond the borders of Quebec. Anyone who has had the pleasure/horror of attending one of the terrible twosome’s parties can only help but wonder if such glorious madness can exist off the island of Montreal or if it will just crumble into sparkly dust like a unicorn no one believes in. With the help of the Citizens United ruling, combined with a shameless corporate media, and a wealth gap that spans to the moon, a perfect storm has formed on the horizon of the Great American Experiment. When this storm hits—yes, it’s a matter of when, not if—and the toxic policies of the mega-rich are fully unleashed, Americans can kiss goodbye to any ideas they may once have had about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a young, naïve Canadian, I used to think of America as we’re supposed to think of America.

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He teaches courses in discourse, and foundational theories in media and communications. His published work touches on the art world, memory, liveness, and the performance of rhetoric as dissent. Guy T. Hoskins is a doctoral candidate at York University and a course instructor at Ryerson and Royal Roads Universities. His research focus is on the global political economy of digital media, and in particular its intersection with questions of digital rights and communication policy. His doctoral thesis examines the constitution of digital rights at the periphery of informational capitalism through analysis of Brazil’s legal framework of digital civil rights, the Marco Civil da Internet. Work published in Television and New Media and Internet Policy Review, and presented at conferences such as IAMCR, Union of Democratic Communication and AoIR has examined similar questions of communication policy and the global political economy of the Internet. Guy speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently and locates much of his research in Latin America. This roundtable will discuss the concept and parameters of algorithmic literacy, and how it can best be integrated into a range of formal and informal educational programming, from those focusing on children and young people, to adults and seniors.

The Concordian Is Hitting The Airwaves Again

The gestures in her work are symbolic and metaphoric—at times subversive, meditative, subtle and/or humorous. They express her desire to transform everyday political life into art, as she strives to instill a model for social transformation. VUCAVU.com is a pay-per-view streaming platform for independent Canadian film and video. Independent here means that the artist or producer had complete artistic control and that their work was created primarily for purposes of artistic expression. VUCAVU.com was launched in 2016 following an initial investment of $1.5M, by the Canada Council for the Arts. The platform is managed by the Coalition of Independent Media Art Distributors , which brings together eight media distributors from across Canada, i.e. most of the distributors of independent film and video that receive operating support from the Canada Council. These are non-profit organizations that emerged from the late 1960s onward out of the artist-run centre and alternative film distribution movements.

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