MASCLab Fall 2019 Semester Reflection

It was a busy semester at MASCLab. We hosted lively discussions in our weekly meetings on topics like the ethics of online research, representation, and thinking through accessibility in our approaches to scholarship as a lab. We shared, critiqued and celebrated each others’ media work. We helped bring events to the broader Teachers College community like Professor Hannah Smithson’s talk on The Challenges of YPAR … Continue reading MASCLab Fall 2019 Semester Reflection

VRSC Happy Lunch: Research in Progress with Two MASCLab Members Wednesday Afternoon!

Wednesday 12/4 from 3-5pm in HM46A, make sure to come to the joint MASCLab/VRSC happy hour to hear from TWO great MASCLab members about their work! Emily Bailin on “The Role of “Finstas” (Fake Instagram Accounts) In Youth Self Expression and Digital Participation” andKatie Newhouse on “Small Spaces, Big Moments: Restricted Educational Programs and Disabling Sites of Possibilities” Emily: This research project asks: how do … Continue reading VRSC Happy Lunch: Research in Progress with Two MASCLab Members Wednesday Afternoon!

Meeting Share – September 19

Today at MASCLab we introduced each other a little further and talked about pitches, and then did some pitching of projects we would be excited to make this year. Here’s a short list of some of the initial ideas that were shared: A game based on navigating Teachers College in 3 dimensions Our ongoing Fake News game projects A video about officially labeling gaming addiction … Continue reading Meeting Share – September 19

First Meeting of ’18/’19 This Wednesday!

TC community: We are extremely excited to invite you to this year’s first meeting of the Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) at Teachers College. All who are interested are welcome. The meeting will take place this Wednesday, September 12th in Horace Mann 46A (in the basement of Horace Mann) 12-1:30 pm This meeting will be an opportunity to meet others interested in MASCLab and … Continue reading First Meeting of ’18/’19 This Wednesday!

Podfest! Join us December 15th!

Dear Teachers College Community, The Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) would like to invite you to Podfest: an interactive celebration of audio storytelling and launch party for our new podcast series. On December 15th, from 5-7PM, join us in the new Smith Learning Theater in Russell Hall (4th Floor) for a potluck, drinks and stories. In a series of hands-on exhibits, you will be immersed in four stories of socially engaged … Continue reading Podfest! Join us December 15th!

Sept 20th Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting where we started to get to know the collective experience we bring to the room, brainstorm some new projects and share our ongoing projects. Many new ideas were shared, including a campaign using gifs, games using geo-caching, hip hop health education initiatives, and a lot more! — and of course we talked a bit about our ongoing social media, podcasts, … Continue reading Sept 20th Meeting Notes

First Meeting of the School Year

Welcome new, returning, and continuing MASCLab members! Help us spread the word to the Teachers College and Columbia community–all are welcome. Our first meeting is Wednesday, September 13th from 12-1pm in HM46A (the basement of Horace Mann). Help us spread the attached flyer, and let your classes and groups know! First Meeting 17-18 Flyer!     Continue reading First Meeting of the School Year

Join Our Projects via Slack!

Hi all – we are trying out using Slack to organize our projects. Check our convos there: it’s open and free! Follow the message below from Lisa! Hello MASClab, In an effort to organize our communication and efforts on our many projects we have set up a Slack account. You can sign-up here: If you do not have a email, please email Lisa at and she will add … Continue reading Join Our Projects via Slack!

MASCLab Updates and Announcements

We had an excellent meeting this week–Kyle led us through an excellent discussion of podcasting and we took our first steps toward producing our own MASCLab podcast! You can see the introductory handout he used to guide us below. We came up with some great ideas, which we are going to build on in two weeks and take the next step in actually making it! … Continue reading MASCLab Updates and Announcements