Following campus guidelines, all in-person activities and events MASCLab had scheduled will not take place this semester. Stay tuned for plans for digital events and meetings. Join our mailing list to hear about upcoming opportunities and continuing weekly meetings and other activities online.
This year, MASCLab produced a series of events that explored, presented and engaged with examples of multimodal scholarship. Special thanks to the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs for co-sponsoring the series. Events: What are you watching series, March 3rd, 2020."Runaway" Interactive Film Screening February 13th, 2020 in the Smith Learning... Continue Reading →
Podcast Series Our podcast series invites a range of voices to delve into issues related to media in research, scholarship, and social change. It is an exercise of and about participatory production. Listen to our podcast episodes on Soundcloud or download/subscribe via iTunes! https://soundcloud.com/masclab
MASCLab members have been working hard to produce a brand new card game: Lamboozled! Designed for use with middle schoolers in educational settings, Lamboozled! takes on the issue of "fake news" and news media literacy. Check out the game, learn how to play, and stay tuned for research and curricula here at the Lamboozled! site!
MASCLab is producing a new limited podcast series focusing on research around gun violence. Our first episode has been released! It discusses cleaning and greening programs in Philadelphia and how research has shown that converting vacant lots to maintained green space open for use by community members leads to reductions in gun violence. Visit the... Continue Reading →
Showing off decorated sweaters (and wreath!) for our holiday celebration! 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.... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
In celebration of Media Literacy Week, MASCLab is playtesting LAMBOOZLED!, our deck-building card game designed to teach youth news literacy! Join us in Horace Mann 424 on Wednesday, October 23rd during our usual meeting time (12:00 - 1:00PM) for a research demo and playtesting. About LAMBOOZLED! Grounded in current research on news literacy and youth... Continue Reading →
Dr. Hannah Smithson, director of the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, joined MASCLab in order to present her most recent project and to continue fostering a relationship with other departments committed to social impact and change, specifically in the area of youth justice. Dr. Smithson and her team partnered with youth... Continue Reading →