MASCLab is a hub for multimodal and digital scholarship at Teachers College, Columbia University that explores the relationship between media and social change.

We create, curate and support multimodal scholarship. Scroll down to learn more about our work, and join our mailing list to learn about events and weekly meetings.

About

Media and Social Change Lab [MASCLab] supports media creation intended to spark social change, and the critical curation of and engagement with media through the lens of its impact on society.  Our research and scholarship interrogates how media and society influence each other, multimedia-based research methodologies, and the development of pedagogy that uses media to foster civic engagement. MASCLab is housed in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

MASCLab organizes events focused on the intersection between media and social change, facilitates collaborative engagement in various research and media projects, puts out publications in academic and non-academic venues, and provides support for relevant courses.

To get a better sense of our work, download the MASCLab 5-year report and check out the video below!

Blog

Join MASCLab September 9 to start the new school year!

To all Teachers College and Columbia community members: The Media and Social Change Lab is a group for anyone who is interested in making, using, and exploring the role of media as part of research, scholarship, and changing the academy and the world. Join us Wednesday, September 9, from 12-1pm via Zoom to learn more…

A message of solidarity

Dear MASCLab community, All of you have been on my mind, and I am sorry it has taken me so long to break free from paralysis after witnessing the repeated acts of police violence that reached a crescendo in the last week. I am outraged, saddened, and horrified, but I am not surprised. State sanctioned…

Podfest 2020 Recipes and Reflections!

Just last Friday, May 5th, MASCLab held a virtual version of our annual Podfest celebration. While we missed the opportunity to host everyone in person, it was wonderful to see so many familiar places and We’re grateful for everyone who was able to join us! One aspect of past Podfests has been our “podluck,” where…

MASCLab Podcast – Season 4 Episode 4: Sound Capsule 2020: Loops and samples, presence and collective memories, creativity and remixing multiplicities in music education  

A new Media and Social Change podcast episode is out Tuesday, November 23! In what ways can sound snippets, traces, and edges that hold intimate and every… Read more “MASCLab Podcast – Season 4 Episode 4: Sound Capsule 2020: Loops and samples, presence and collective memories, creativity and remixing multiplicities in music education  “