Current Projects

Here are the MRL’s prospective projects and activities for 2017/18 – click on the names for more detail and check back periodically as the semester/year unfolds.

Media Research Lab 2017-2018 Project Plans

Working Title:   Format Deliverables Due
Me, the media
Student Lead: Chris. V.
inventory like ‘Creative Careers’ –   oral stories

–   web profiles

–   Descriptive inventory

–   Visual/oral stories

–   Reference database

–     On-going

–     2-4+ /month

Fun facts
Student Lead: Erika
Investigate ‘pop’ theory/news/sci on YouTube, etc. –   lit review

–   academic multimedia essay

–   video essays / glossary

–   workshops on storytelling theory/sci/news

–   publish paper

–   post multimedia essay

–     workshop – 1 fall, 1 spring

–     lit review Nov

–     Essay Feb

–     Videos – on-going

Make, Do
Lead: Lab Students & Director
‘Maker activities’ &
skills & issues workshops
–   Hands on maker activities

–   ‘how-to’ workshops

–   discussion groups

–   Wiki Wednesday (fall/winter)

–   How to use your gear

–   How to win at YouTube

–   Social media bang (the secret to going viral)

–     Wiki – 1-3/year

–     How to use your gear 1-3/year

–     Win at YouTube – 1-2

–     Social Media Bang – 2

Indigenous Media in/and/as Social Innovation
Lead: Lab Director
Funding proposal development –   lit review

–   environmental scan

–   meetings with funders

–   prospect research

–   relationship building

–   proposal to fund a visiting scholar on the subject

–   sketch of a potential course

–   inventory of activities

–     lit review: Oct/Nov

–     funder meetings – Nov/Dec

–     full proposal: Jan/Feb

–     Inventory of findings: Feb/March

Coin System
Student Lead: Nolan
Student community help exchange –   environmental scan

–   study of current practices

–   design of process

–   prod research / development

–   working coin exchange system for out of class student helping

–   demonstrable record of ‘work hours’ on projects

–     scan: Oct

–     study: Nov/Dec

–     process design: Jan

–     prod: Jan-March

Colloquium
Student Lead: Harlen
Record/edit/release –   multi-cam live switching

–   backgrounders

–   recorded events

–   archive

–     2 week turn around
MRL Website
Lead: Lab Director & Students
Web record –   blog/info/social media –   emerging website

–   archive of resources

–     Prelim – October

–     Solid working / Nov.