Conference / Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Shiga, Imagined Realities Keynote Speaker

The CGC is pleased to announce that Dr. John Shiga of Ryerson University will deliver the Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Carleton Communication Graduate Caucus Conference, Imagined Realities, on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. Click here to register now for the conference.

Dr. Shiga’s keynote is titled “Sonar and the Eco-Sonic Imaginary”.



John Shiga is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University. He completed his Ph.D. in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He has published work on the history of digital audio, musical memory, intellectual property, media theory, and interspecies communication. He is currently working on an SSHRC-funded project on the cultural history of sonar, which explores the role of underwater acoustic sensing in the construction of the ocean as a site of contestation between military, industrial, scientific and activist cultures.

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