Dr. Alan Liu – Mickey Mouse Creativity

Mickey Mouse Creativity: Contemporary Ideologies of Creativity in Today’s Digital Economy

When: April 3, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Sir George Williams Campus Samuel Bronfman Building Atrium (1590 Docteur Penfield)

From Concordia News:

Dr. Alan Liu will give the 2014 Lahey Lecture. As the prime mover for the Voice of the Shuttle web site for humanities research and one of the early boosters of digital humanities, Ley will discuss the use of digital tools for creative purposes. He will be interrogating all the hype around the new “creative economy.”

Liu is a Professor of English, University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (University of Chicago Press, 2008),The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (University of Chicago Press, 2004), andWordsworth: The Sense of History (Stanford University Press, 1989).

The Lahey Lecture is an annual lecture hosted by the English Department.


The Ability Jam @Tag_Lab

The Ability Jam @Tag_Lab

Peggy Phelan- Histories of Performance Art

To download & disseminate: Histories of Performance Art: Fields, Sources, Repetitions

Peggy Phelan

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Intersections 2014 Poster

To download and disseminate: Conference Poster – Final

Conference Poster - Final

Presentation Tech Details

There will be Windows-based computers, projectors, screens and sound systems for panelist use in the conference rooms. If you are planing to use a power point during your presentation, we encourage you to export your presentation to a PDF (this feature is available in MS Power Point, Libre Office Impress, etc.) and send it to us at sagsa@concordia.ca by Wednesday, March 12. We will keep these files on hand in case there are unforeseen problems with the file you bring to your presentation.

Supported Visual Presentation Formats

  • Power Point (.pptx / .ppt)
  • Word (.docx / .doc)
  • PDF (.pdf)
  • Prezi (www.prezi.com)


Supported Audio Formats

  • MP3


Supported Video Formats

  • TBD


Faculty Roundtable Participants

As part of Intersections / Convergences 2014 we have organized a roundtable discussion session that includes Department of Sociology & Anthropology faculty members as well as our visiting conference keynote speaker. The panelists confirmed for this special session are:

The question under consideration is what (if any) is the role of creativity and / or ‘new’ methodological approaches in contemporary social sciences research?

Panelists will each have turn to speak to the question before the discussion is opened to include the audience.

When: Friday, March 14, 2014 from 2:45 – 5:00

Where: Department of Sociology & Anthropology, H-1120

This panel, and the rest of the Intersections / Convergences 2014 conference is open to the public.