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Masclab at TC’s Academic Festival

Thanks to everyone who attended our session at the annual Teachers College Academic Festival this past weekend! We had a full house with whom we shared snippets from some of our ongoing projects, including the new Masclab Podcast Series (link coming soon!), an article and upcoming AERA presentation on multimodal scholarship, research in community based settings ...

Thoughts on Multimodality

Happy March everybody! In a recent discussion about our upcoming podcast, the MASC Lab team discussed the importance of multimodality in education.  Multimodality, in a strictly denotative sense, is the understanding and approach to communication that utilizes sign systems across our five senses.  But it is also an acknowledgment that we have undergone a major ...

Moving from Media Consumers to Media Producers

Happy Monday, everyone!  Here’s another update to the goings on in MASC Lab at Teachers College, Columbia. We have a lot of great equipment that we’re itching to get out into the streets and produce popular media, so we gathered in MASC Lab headquarters last Wednesday for a media technology workshop.  We talked technical about ...

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New Year, New Projects

Happy Monday, everyone! Last week the Media and Social Change Lab (MASC Lab) met in the basement at Teachers College to plan and strategize our projects for the spring.  One of those projects is a weekly publication on our blog.  Please check back here every Monday for more updates on our projects and other goings ...

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Communicating in Trump’s America: Teaching encryption behavior to young people

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the New Inquiry hosted an event called “Communicating in Trump’s America” about how people can use encrypted communication to promote social change in the coming years. Appropriately tucked behind a corner in a DUMBO warehouse, the panel included Harlo Holmes, the Director of Newsroom Digital Security at the Freedom of ...

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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: https://masclabgroup.slack.com/x-93531721492-93549909537/signup If you ...

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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 ...

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September 28 Meeting Notes and Updates

We will be meeting next week at our new usual time: Wednesday, 12-130 in HM46A.  The first half of the meeting we will be workshopping a collaborative podcast around MASCLab's work and interests, suggested by Kyle. Please join us to do some audio thinking and making, among other things! If you have something you'd like ...

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MASCLab Meeting Time Set!

The Media and Social Change Lab is meeting Wednesday, September 28 from 12-130pm in HM46A.  All are welcome and encouraged to join (dont worry if you couldn't make it to the first meeting or are unsure if you'll be able to make it every week)--we will be introducing ourselves and beginning to plan for the new year. ...

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September 14 Meeting

We got together in an unseasonably warm MASCLab room for our first meeting of the semester--we went around the circle of about 30 people and introduced ourselves, our programs, and our favorite animals. Lots of cats. Then, Joe prompted everyone to think about the following questions: What is media? I have experience with I want ...

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