|Complicating Trans Representation: An Interview with Cáel M. Keegan
Transgender Media Lab member and Carleton University’s 2021-22 Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Cáel M. Keegan speaks about his recent work on “Bad Trans Objects.”
|Mar 23, 2022
|Call for Applications: Front End Developer & Analyst
Join the Transgender Media Lab and Humanities Data Lab!
We are seeking an incoming or existing MA or PhD student to lead front end development and analysis for the Transgender Media Portal.
Starting September 2022 (renewable up to 5 years)
Open to students…
|Dec 6, 2021
|The TML is in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders
The Transgender Media Lab condemns the RCMP’s brutal militarized attacks against Wet’suwet’en land defenders who are protecting sacred headwaters from TC Energy’s illegal efforts to run a pipeline through the unceded territory of Wet’suwet’en. We deplore the Canadian government’s actions to undermine and delegitimize the rightful authority that the Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en hold over their traditional territory. These ongoing attacks are a direct result of the Canadian…
|Nov 26, 2021
|Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival 2022 Opens Call for Entries
The call for entries for the 2022 Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is now open—submit your work today!
About the festival
|Nov 16, 2021
|Meet the newest members of the Transgender Media Lab Research Team
PhD Fellow Cara Tierney, MA Fellow Brooke Modestita, and Undergraduate Research Assistant Jada Gannon-Day
Some basics: What’s your name, (and optionally) pronoun, and some of your past experiences that led you to today?
|Nov 1, 2021
|Meet the newest members of the Transgender Media Lab Tech Team
Contributor Experience Designer Kit Chokly & Undergraduate Research Assistant Maddie Murakami
Let’s start with the basics. What is your name, and what are your pronouns? What is your role on the Transgender Media Portal, and what has brought you here? And what is your go-to snack?
|Nov 1, 2021
|Join the Transgender Media Lab in 2021!
|This year we have 5 positions for incoming graduate students! Front End Developer & Analyst (PhD) * Contributor Experience Designer (MA) * Trans Digital Privacy & Security Analyst (MA) * TML MA Fellowship x 2
|Oct 22, 2020
|Usability Test Report Now Available Online
The Transgender Media Portal Usability Test Report, co-authored by Kit Chokly, Jay Cooper, Oliver Debney, and Laura Horak, is now available online at Humanities Commons.
This report is intended as a guide to facilitate the development of the Transgender Media Portal. By conducting these tests, we are hoping to get:
|Sep 28, 2020
|Meet the Transgender Media Lab’s First PhD Fellow: Evie Ruddy
|In Fall 2020, Evie Ruddy will be starting the Cultural Mediations PhD program at Carleton as the Transgender Media Lab's first PhD Fellow. They will be helping to run the Transgender Media Portal project.
|Jul 3, 2020
|Thinking About Community: Opportunities and Challenges
|As a social work student, I am always excited about projects that are about community building. How does media bring trans folks together? How does sharing our creative endeavors build community? As a research assistant with the Transgender Media Portal over the past year, I had the opportunity to not only trace the history of trans-created film but also to see the lengthy legacy that shows how we, as trans people, have always been here.
|May 26, 2020
|Designing the TMP: Considering Visual Hierarchy and Identity
|When identity is fluid and intersectional, how do you organize its markers on a page? How can you make it searchable, filterable, and browsable? How do we fit a spectrum of genders into a screen made of binary code?
|May 24, 2020
|Transgender Media Lab PhD Fellowship Announcement! [Deadline Feb 1]
|The Transgender Media Lab (TML) is currently recruiting a PhD student to conduct original dissertation research on some aspect of transgender, Two Spirit, nonbinary, intersex and/or gender-nonconforming film- and video-making in Canada or the United States and to contribute to the development of the Transgender Media Portal.
|Dec 11, 2019
|A Vision for the Transgender Media Portal
|Media acts as a staging ground for the types of life that are permitted to become real and to shape reality in turn. When transgender people create audiovisual media, rather than simply being represented in it, their worldmaking helps change our collective world.
|Sep 25, 2019
|Organizing my First Community Trans Cinema Night
|When Professor Horak told me that I would be planning an event to showcase trans cinema, including selecting a program, at the SAW Gallery’s Knot Space in Ottawa, I was terribly excited.
|Mar 26, 2019
|Screening MAJOR! and Discussing Trans Prison Activism
|This winter I was put in charge of organizing the TMP’s second public screening event! It was held at the Knot Project Space, at the SAW Gallery in Ottawa, on 26 February 2019.
|Mar 26, 2019