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First Wednesday 12 :: On Dialogue

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McLuhan House

11342 64 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5W 4H5

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Turn out. Tune up. Drop into First Wednesday!

Light refreshments provided. Open to the public.
Please R.S.V.P as seating is limited. Pay what you can.
Questions? Contact Chelsea Boos at 780.474.0907 | cboos@artshab.com

6 p.m. Understanding Animated Film, with McLuhan Literati
Join Marco Adria and Stuart MacKay for insights on the history and social meaning of animated film. Our resident McLuhan scholars will illuminate the subject with their knowledge from Marshall’s published works, ancestry, and personal legend. The presentation also features an NFB screening of the 1952 stop-motion film, Neighbours by Norman McLaren. The evening will be a great opportunity to check out the TV Wall, a multimedia art installation revealing the zeitgeist of the McLuhan era at the height of his celebrity.

Building on the legacy of McLuhan’s indomitable curiosity about media, the McLuhan link is celebrated through ongoing partnerships with Stuart MacKay (retired librarian, McLuhan genealogist, historian, and Marshall's cousin-once-removed) and Marco Adria (Author and Professor Emeritus from the Masters of Arts in Communications and Technology program at the University of Alberta). Dr Adria is also an advisor at the Centre for Public Involvement, and author of numerous books including Technology and Nationalism (2009), The lighted marketplace (2014) and Handbook of Research: Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media (2017).

7 p.m. New Media Seminar 12 with guest Dr Jennifer Kelly
The West Indian Diary: A Play and a Process
Jennifer will share her experiences of researching and working with the playwright, Patricia Darbasie, to produce a play entitled: The West Indian Diary. The play was the culmination of a qualitative research project that used a play format to engage community members and disseminate knowledge generated through in-depth oral history interviews undertaken with peoples from the Caribbean who came to Alberta in 1960s to early 1970s.

Using a play process expands our understanding of the ways in which research data and arts-based activities can be used as the basis of knowledge generation when working with communities. In particular, I will explore the process of working with Pat Darbasie and community members to produce a play script. This dialogic process embedded in the research resulted in unearthing new knowledge, insights, and understandings within African Canadian communities in Alberta.

Biography: Dr Kelly is a professor in the department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of several books, chapters and articles on the experiences of African Canadians in Alberta. Over the years Jennifer has been active in a number of African Canadian community groups As well, she continues to support Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI) a group made up of trade unionists, historians and community activists dedicated to recording the oral histories of workers in the province of Alberta. She has been recognized several times by Council of Canadians of African Caribbean Heritage for her contributions to their annual youth Afro Quiz. In 2012, the University of Alberta African Students Association recognized Jennifer for her contribution to Africa.

* McLuhan House is not currently wheelchair accessible

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