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Elinor Carmi: book talk on media distortions

Date & time
Monday, April 6, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Elinor Carmi


This event is free


Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W. Room EV-11.705

Wheelchair accessible


Elinor Carmi book talk

At this event, Elinor Carmi will be presenting on her work, Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise, and Other Deviant Media. A question period will follow the lecture.

This event is co-hosted by McGill University’s Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), the Algorithmic Media Observatory at Concordia and Machine Agencies.

This event is part of the second season of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series, organized by Alex Ketchum, lecturer in the IGSF. Sponsors that make this series possible include:

  • IGSF
  • Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
  • Initiative for Indigenous Futures
  • Algorithmic Media Observatory
  • Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms
  • Cinema Politica
  • McGill’s Department of History and Classical Studies
  • Black Feminist Futures Working Group
  • Sustainability Projects Fund
  • Moving Image Research Laboratory
  • McGill Writing Centre
  • Intersectionality Research Hub
  • Machine Agencies

There is no fee required to attend this event. This is a scent-free event. The room is accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

About Elinor Carmi

Elinor Carmi is a digital rights advocate, feminist, researcher and journalist who has been working, writing and teaching on deviant media, internet standards, (cyber)feminism, sound studies and internet governance. Her second monograph will be out in early 2020, titled Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise, and Other Deviant Media, published on the Digital Formation Series at Peter Lang Publishing.

Currently, Carmi is a postdoctoral research associate in digital culture and society at Liverpool University, where she is working on several Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) projects. She is also part of the Nuffield Foundation funded project, Me and My Big Data: Developing UK Citizens Data Literacies.

At the moment Carmi is working on two special issues for Theory, Culture & Society with Brittany Paris about redesigning time, and for the Internet Policy Review with Simeon Yates about what digital literacy means today. Before academia, Carmi worked in the electronic dance music industry for various labels and was a radio broadcaster and music television editor for almost a decade.

In 2013, she published a book about the Israeli Psytrance culture, titled TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999 (Resling Publishing). She also tweets @Elinor_Carmi.

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