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November MAP Presentation Series

Fri., Nov. 23, 2018 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Nov. 23, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Location: Education Building Room 113

Fragile Devices: Community Engaged Creative Technologies

Dr. Rebecca Caines, Associate Professor, MAP


Dr. Rebecca Caines is Associate Professor in Creative Technologies, in Interdisciplinary Programs in the Faculty of MAP at the University of Regina. Her artistic practice, teaching and written research crosses between creative technologies (including sound art, new media, and augmentation), contemporary performance and improvisation, site-specific art practices, and community-engaged art. She is a co-applicant on the 2.5 million-dollar SSHRC funded partnership The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), and directs the Regina site, the Regina Improvisation Studies Centre (RISC). She has completed large-scale community-based sound art, performance, and interdisciplinary art projects in Australia, Northern Ireland, Canada, China and the Netherlands, and she has her work published in journals such as Performance Research, Critical Studies in Improvisation, and M/C: Journal of Media and Culture. The anthology she co-edited with Ajay Heble, entitled Spontaneous Acts: The Improvisation Studies Reader, was published by Routledge in 2015. She has just completed a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and is currently working on a new book on improvisation, community, and creative technologies, for Temple University Press, for the new book series entitled “Insubordinate Spaces.”

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