In cMAS we explore how old and new technologies have and continue to shape both the historical narratives and practices of media arts and design. To do so, we use a critical lens informed by post-colonial and feminist theories that consider how categories of difference, traditional disciplinary boundaries, and the legacies of colonialism continue to produce exclusions.

Interested in the crossovers between art, design, and media studies, cMAS seeks to produce work that proposes and experiments with research methods and theorizes about the implications of working across media and disciplines. Our research outputs can take the shape of an art exhibition; a scholarly publication; a public performance; an experimental video; a generative artwork;  an interactive digital graphic novel; a printed zine or an artist book.

cMAS is directed by Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda and shares a space with Dr. Kate Hennessy'sMaking Culture Lab both located in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus that occupy the unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Kwantlen, Katzie, the Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), and the Qayqayt First Nations.

Image: Body as Border: Traces and Flows of Connection, (32 min generative video and sound)