About Mobile Media Lab

The Mobile Media Lab (MML) is dedicated to the critical and creative investigation of the
multiple meanings of “mobilities” across the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and the
natural sciences. Mobilities, as a term, encompasses the large-scale movement of people, objects,
capital and information across the world, as well as more local processes of wireless, networked
communications, daily transportation, movement through public space, and the travel of
material things within everyday life. Recent developments in communication and transportation
infrastructures, along with new social and cultural practices of mobility, have elicited a number
of new research initiatives for understanding the connections between these diverse movement-
forms. Interdisciplinary by nature, MML research and research-creation projects take movement
as a central conceptual tool for engaging the technologies, cultural practices and geographic
contingencies of everyday life.

This website is dedicated to the work of the Montreal arm of the MML. Located in Department
of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, the Montreal MML emerged
when the Mobile Media Lab became co-located between Concordia and York university (see
http://mobilemedialab.ca). Since 2005 the Lab has embraced a variety of intellectual and
creative activities including a production space located in the C-Pod at Concordia; wi: journal
of mobile media; symposia and guest lectures; art events; and research and research-creation
projects. It has the joined together researchers and students from Concordia and York University
and has fostered significant ties to other Canadian labs, including the TRIP Lab and COHDS
(Concordia), the Mobile Art Lab (OCAD), researchers at Royal Roads University (Victoria) and
groups at international institutions, such as MMU (Malaysia), UFBA (Brazil), IN3 (Spain) and
the mobilities.lab (University of Lancaster). The Montreal MML is also fostering new linkages at
Concordia to those working on the social, physical, geographical, virtual and cultural aspects of
mobility and movement, including researchers in geography, oral history and art education.

http://www.mobilities.ca/

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