Publications/Presentations

Recent Presentations

ISEA 2020 – paper Presentation
Sentience as The Antidote to Our Frenzied Mediated Selves is a paper presentation broadcasted at ISEA 2020. It was lovely being at a conference with so many people thinking about how to address trauma, sentience and hope within an art context.

ISEA 2020 – Panel Presentation
Machine Sentience? My contribution to the new media program panel discussion at ISEA 2020 – https://isea2020.isea-international.org/isea2020-online-program/

Publications

Books Edited

Fichez, Élisabeth et Bal, Alexandra. L’intégration du numérique dans les formations du supérieur, Études de communication langages, information, médiations, September 2007, 1 – 192.

Chapters in Books

Bal, Alexandra, Nolan, Jason & Seko, Yukari. Melange of Making: Bridging Children’s Informal Learning Cultures in the Classroom, in Ratto, Matt, Boler, Megan (ed) DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, MIT Press, February 2014, 42 – 157 

Papers in Refereed Journals

Bal, Alexandra,  Hernandez-Ramdwar, Camille & Olinto, Berti. Posting 4 Peace / Publicar Para la Paz Pilot Project, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Education, 2019.

Bal, Alexandra and Yolande Combès. Les campus numériques au carrefour d’enjeux pédagogiques, industriels et institutionnels, Études de communication: langages, information, médiations, February 2007, pp151 – 171.

Fichez, Élisabeth et Bal, Alexandra. Préface: L’intégration du numérique dans les formations du supérieur, Études de communication, September 2007, pp7 – 15.

Bal, Alexandra. My.ryerson.ca: La délocalisation de la formation universitaire à Ryerson: une évolution vers l’internationalisation du savoir, Hermès/Lavoisier: Distances et savoirs, March 2007, pp407 – 425.

Bal, Alexandra. “Virtual Higher Education: A Liberalist or Humanist Socialization Tool.International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1(1) 2005, pp133 – 144.

Bal, Alexandra. “Virtual University Education as an Agent of Social Change: Educational Design as a Battleground for Liberalist and Humanist Socio-economical Values.” International Journal of Learning, Volume 13 2005, pp115 – 122.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Bal, Alexandra. “(Re)discovering embodied sentience as a way out of the Anthropocene.” International Society of Electronic Arts 2020.

Hernandez-Ramdwar, Bal Alexandra and Berti Olinto “Posting 4 Peace / Publicar Para la Paz Pilot Project”, Trinidad in 43rdAnnual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Education, Culture and Emancipatory thought in the Caribbean Havana, Cuba, 4th to 8th of June 2018.

Bal, Alexandra, Hernandez-Ramdwar, Camille, Olinto, Berti. “The Role of Social Media in Trinidad and Tobago’s Youth Relationship to Violence”, 13TH Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference, UWI, ST. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, Nov. 15, 2018.

Bal, Alexandra, Seko, Yukari and Nolan, Jason. “Digital Space as Semi – Permeable Membranes”, AoiR 12 Performance and Participation, Seattle, October 12, 2011.

Bal, Alexandra. “Learning in Liminal Spaces”, in symposium: Informal Learning and Sociable Media in Children’s Culture, American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, April 9th, 2011.

Bal, Alexandra. “Future DIY Citizenship: A Question of Autonomy”, DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, University of Toronto, November 13, 2011.

Bal, Alexandra. “Communities of praxis: The Second Life and OLPC components of a mixed-reality primer,” IR 9.0 – Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place, Copenhagen, presenter, October 2008.

Bal, Alexandra. “Second life: émergence de communautés de pratiques humaines et artificielles?” Colloque « Web participatif : mutation de la communication? », 76e congrès de l’ACFAS, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Québec, May 6th and 7th, 2008.

Bal, Alexandra. “Can Second Life House Artificial Organisms?” Toronto/Montreal/Lille: TOGETHER ELSEWHERE – A biennial of artistic exchange -third edition January 31st through February 2, 2008. Montreal: Presse de l’Université du Québec.

“Virtual Higher Education: A Liberalist or Humanist Socialization Tool,” International conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, University of California, Berkeley, presenter, February 18th, 2005.

“Virtual University Education as an Agent of Social Change: Educational Design as a Battleground for Liberalist and Humanist Socio-economical Values,” The Twelfth International Conference on Learning, University of Granada, presenter, July 2005.

Bal, Alexandra. “L’autonomie de l’apprenant : un enjeu pour la globalisation de l’éducation virtuelle”. 2001 Bogues Globalisme et pluralisme, Montreal April 24-27 2002. Presses de l’Université Laval.

Major Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

Guest speaker: CultureHub EU, webinar: Art Design education during pandemic, international panel Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Guest Speaker: Symposium on New World of Education, “Using Minecraft to leverage university student’s digital modes of engagement in the classroom”, India, Oct. 21st, 2020.

Guest Speaker: St Michael’s Education Summit, “Innovation and Future Directions in Education”, March 1st, 2011.

 

Papers Presented/Symposia/Invited Lectures/Professional Meetings/Workshops:

Guest speaker: FCAD virtual teaching forum, Wednesday July 22, 2020, “Minecraft

Guest Speaker: Ryerson University, RTA SRC lunch, Nov. 12th, 2012, New Media & Sensory Literacy

“Social Media: Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction Conference Presentation,” Shaping our Future: Teaching Excellence in a Changing Climate, Ryerson University, May 12th 2009, co-author Jason Nolan.

“Meaningful Learning Engagement in Virtual Learning Simulations,” Shaping our Future: Teaching Excellence in a Changing Climate, Ryerson University, May 11th 2009, Co-presentors Jason Nolan, Rochelle Mazar.      

“Virtual Living Libraries: An exploration of social media as places of cultural and knowledge exchange,” Ryerson University, FCAD SRC Luncheon Series, Ryerson University, March 12th, 2009. 

“What is the importance of Social Media to university education?” Shaping Our Future, OPSEU conference, Ryerson University, November 11th, 2008.

“Education and 2nd Generation Social Media,” Interior Design Educators, Annual General Meeting, Ryerson University, Oct. 24th, 2008.

«L’industrialisation de la formation », MSH Paris-Nord via video conference, Journée des doctorants, presenter, Paris, MSH Paris Nord, May 2003.

« Multimédia : quelle offre de formation pour quelles compétences ? la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord, Paris, May 2002.

Campus numériques: “L’autonomie de l’apprenant: un enjeu pour la globalisation de l’éducation virtuelle,” UQAM, presenter, Montreal. April, 2002.

Participation in the international symposium: “Echanges des biens culturels. Comptabilité des modèles et des approches en sciences humaines et sociales.” January 26-27, 2001.

Weekly participation in video conferencing seminars between Montreal (UQAM), Paris (Paris 13) and Université de Grenoble, on the topic of cultural industries. January, 2001.

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