Month: November 2016

Student Poster Session: Multilingual Access

On December 6th, 2016 (Tue) ⑨:00 – ⑪:50 a.m. we will be holding Student Poster Session on MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS in various global contexts. Western FIMS & Linguistics and broader community welcome! See course description here.Location: Graduate Research Center, Faculty of Information Media Studies, 2nd floor, North Campus Building, Western University.See our posters around campus!Below Read More …

The Politics of Internet Memes

by Yimin Chen, LIS PhD Candidate.In his opening monologue to the first Saturday Night Live broadcast following the 2016 US election, comedian Dave Chappelle admonished his viewers for electing “an internet troll as our president.” And, indeed, trolls may have influenced this election to an unprecedented degree. Like any electoral competition, this one featured plenty Read More …