Conference Schedule
>> Friday, 18 April 2014 — MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
>> Presentation abstracts available here.

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9 – 930 am — Coffee and Refreshments

930 – 940 am — Welcome and Opening Remarks


940 – 11 am — Panel One: INNOVATION AND RESISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (Chair: Molly Sauter)

Joshua A. Braun (Quinnipiac University), “’Bypassing the Web:’ Shell Users and Alternative Experiences of the Internet”

Daniel Browne (York and Ryerson Universities), “‘The Singularity is Near,’ Or Is It? Techno-Gnosticism and the Politics of Eschatology”

Lee Vinsel (Stevens Institute of Technology), “Dropping the I-Word: Business Historians and the History of a Concept”


1120 – 1240 pm — Panel Two: WHAT’S NEW? ART AND PRINT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Chair: Frances Cullen)

Jessica Poon (University of British Columbia), “Provincial Imitation or Canadian Innovation? Confronting New York’s ‘Influence’ on Toronto Abstract Painting and the Painters Eleven in the 1950s”

Hugh Govan (University of Essex), “Anachronism and Environment: Towards a Concept of the Baroque in Post-Minimal Art”

Cheryl Thompson (McGill University), “From the Barbershop to the Front Page: Canada’s Black Beauty Innovators and the Community Newspapers that Made Them”


1240 – 130 pm — Lunch


130 – 250 pm — Panel Three: CONDITIONS OF INNOVATIVENESS (Chair: Samine Tabatabaei)

Marina Merlo (Université de Montréal), “CNN iReport and the Problems with the Rhetoric of Innovation for Citizen Journalism”

Etienne Turpin (University of Wollongong), “Open Source City Project (Jakarta Pilot Study): Innovations for Urban Resilience from a GeoSocial Intelligence Perspective”

Basak Durgun and Keil Eggers (George Mason University), “Colonizing Curriculum: The Aesthetic of Innovation in Higher Education”


310 – 430 pm — Panel Four: SPACES OF CHANGE? (Chair: Danijela Zutic)

Frederika Eilers (McGill University), “Modernism in Miniature: Modern Vernacular Architecture (1915 – 1937) and Kitchen Technologies (1928 – 1937) of Schoenhut Dollhouses”

Eva-Maria Troelenberg (Max Planck Institute), “Medievalism as Progress? The Case of 19th Century Cairo”

Noelle Belanger (University of Illinois), “American Moon: Picturing Imperialism in Outer Space in the Nineteenth Century”


500 – 630 — Keynote Address: Keith Moxey, “Imagining Time: The Temporality of Art’s History”

Closing Remarks

630 – 830 — Reception