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Reflecting on the Impulse to Photograph and Barthes’ Punctum

Over the course of the semester, I have been thinking a lot about why we take photographs. I think it has something to do with a phenomenon similar to Barthes’ punctum. In Camera Lucida, Barthes explains punctum as something that “wounds,” “pierces,” and is something that we can only know once we feel it. The punctum is something that surpasses […]

The Thing About Photo-Ops at Comic Con

I consider myself to be a bit of a nerd. I enjoy going to Comic Con (mostly the ones held in Ottawa and Montreal so far) to celebrate nerd culture and sci-fi/pop culture with other like-minded people. I love seeing all the cosplay costumes, the vendors, and just wandering around the convention halls taking it […]

#HIST5702x: Digital History & Introducing Myself

This semester, I am taking a Public History course at Carleton University called Digital History as a part of my Master’s specialization in Digital Humanities. In this course, we will look at the ways that questions about history have changed due to digital technologies, how these technologies have changed the way that questions can be […]