Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

W/Here: Contesting Knowledge in the 21st Century

W/Here is a symposium organized by Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the European League of Institutes of Art. The conference will be taking place from December 7-9th, 2011. 


“W/Here: Contesting Knowledge in the 21st Century?” will include perspectives from artists, designers, musicians, educators, administrators and cultural workers who have deep commitments to the role of Higher Arts Education. Over the three days at both emily carr university and other cultural locations around Vancouver the Symposium will address the following themes:

Have We Ever Been Modern | The Institutions of the 21st Century

Dispersed Learning | The Students of the 21st Century 

DIY Open Source Culture and Learning Cultures | Leadership in the 21st Century

MOBILE WORKSHOPS A series of mobile workshops have been planned, with groups of 20 participants visiting a range of Vancouver’s cultural organisations, to experience how these themes manifest in the configurations of arts organisations today.

New Approaches to Applied Masters Degrees | Masters in Digital Media, Great Northern Way

First Nations Culture and the Digital Turn | Museum of Anthropology

A Creative Commons for the City | W2 Community Media Centre

Alternative Models of Creation | Progress Lab 1422