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The Applied Communication and Technology Laboratory (ACT Lab) is part of the Simon Fraser University School of Communication.  The ACT Lab is engaged in research on the intersection between communication technology and cultural creation.  It brings together graduate students, practitioners and researchers to study a wide variety of applications of advanced technology to education, community, entertainment, and the arts.  ACT researchers have studied issues in philosophy of technology, public participation in design, revolutionary propaganda, photography, online games and online community, learning objects and online education, surveillance studies, media art, and human communication on computer networks.



September 20-29, 2013 - London’s Hanmi Gallery held its 24th interim exhibition ‘Technē’ presenting five international artists whose work is concerned with technology, society and values and loosely based on Dr. Feenberg’s work. Visit the gallery website for more information or download the exhibition program.

June 10-12, 2013 - A three day conference on Dr. Feenberg’s work was held at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia in Brazil.  For more information click here.

Friday’s debate, Revolutionary Horizons? Debating the Democratic Potential of the Internet, was a huge success!  If you missed the debate, you can stream the debate audio here,or download an mp3 recording here.

Debate Full House

A full house for Jodi Dean and Andrew Feenberg’s debate on April 12, 2013.



July 9-13, 2012 – Recurring Questions of Technology: A Brief History of Consciousness and Learning, UBC/SFU Summer Institute. Andrew Feenberg is a featured lecturer and will be discussing “Heidegger and The Recurring Questions of Technology” on July 13. For more information click here.

February 27, 2012 – New Book: (Re)inventing the Internet: Critical Case Studies, Edited by Andrew Feenberg and Norm Friesen, Sense Publishers.

Dr. Tina Sikka has been selected as the winner of the International Award for Excellence in the area of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Read more here.

Read new research on cinema and social networks [Link] and globalization, humanitarian crises, and gender [Link] by Neil Narine

Read new research on film sound by Neil Narine [Link]