Hello, I’m Sam. I’m a Master’s student in the Department of Geography and I work on communicating climate change through interactive visualisation. In my thesis work I’m looking into what makes interactive visualisation an effective platform for communicating climate change. My fellowship at b21 had allowed me to get my hands dirty and have a go at making a tool of my own
I hope to create a work of art that evoke a more instinctual and immediate experience of the historied complexity, depth and beauty of the things, objects and tools that we take for granted in our lives. Taking apart, exposing the unique design and engineering elements and encasing them in a resin matrix to exhibit them all at once to try and let the object, in its most atomic form, tell its own story and let it be in its most authentic way.
My project at Building 21 is the first step in what I hope will eventually lead to a comprehensive critical edition and companion website contextualizing Prime-Stevenson’s writings on music and making them more accessible to researchers and the general public. I am particularly interested in learning more about digital exhibitions and multimedia as a way of bringing Prime-Stevenson’s scholarship and listening to life for twenty-first-century audiences.
Introducing the principle study site, the Bayano Watershed, of Bridge21 Scholar, Gabriel Yahya Haage.
I am Gabriel Yahya Haage, a graduate student in the Natural Resource Sciences department at McGill. I am involved with the BESS (Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability) and the E4A (Economics for the Anthropocene) programs. My research at Bridge21 deals with the Water Poverty Index and the needs of children.
My research investigates cities as a physical manifestation of the joint evolution of human communities and technology; drawing from case studies, history, and economics to understand and explain how anonymous interdependence emerged and on what trajectory it might propel humanity.
I am a general practitioner and epidemiologist from Colombia and currently, I am a PhD candidate in Family Medicine at McGill. I am currently interested in using game jams to train medical students and family medicine residents in cultural safety. Game jams are participatory events in which groups of ‘jammers’ create and play games in a time-constrained environment.
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