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  • The Computable Self and the Politics of Data

    Friday, 10 March 2017 Keynote talk and All Day Workshop with Nora Young, host of CBC Radio program Spark Workshop: The Computable Self and the Politics of Data

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  • David Ogborn chairs International Conference on Live Coding

    The International Conference on Live Coding 2016 (ICLC 2016) came to McMaster in October, chaired by CSMM faculty member David Ogborn.

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  • Dr. Gardner elected President of International Communication Association

    Paula Gardner, McMaster’s Asper Research Chair in Communications, has been elected President of the International Communication Association.

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  • Hitchbot is heading to the USA

    HitchBOT travels the United States

    hitchBOT, created by Communication Studies and Multimedia professor David Harris Smith, is traveling the United States.

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  • Dr. Quail publishes on Reality TV

    Dr. Quail’s article “Producing Reality: Television Formats and Reality TV in the Canadian Context” appears in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication.

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Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia


We live in a highly mediated world where messages are embedded in all forms of information. How does one make sense of the tangled web of media, culture and language? Communication Studies and Multimedia provides the tools necessary for finding answers to that question and the skills to create new media. Welcome to the online home of Communication Studies and Multimedia – an interdisciplinary department where we address questions of New Media, Digital Culture, Language and Social Life, Mass Communication and Performance Studies in exciting and novel ways drawing on knowledge from the Arts and Humanities. Be our guest and explore the links to the world of media, communication, technology and popular culture.


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