Sensorium Salons

Salons are organized and hosted downtown by the Sensorium Graduate Student Caucus. Following a potluck dinner, invited speakers are paired with a graduate student for an informal presentation and conversation about their work.

All are welcome to attend!


Upcoming Salons

Janine Marchessault in conversation with Melanie Wilmink
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 PM
RSVP: Claudia Sicondolfo <csicondo@yorku.ca>

Join us at the home of Sensorium Director Michael Longford for an evening of conversation between Sensorium Graduate Student Caucus member Melanie Wilmink (PhD Student, Art History & Visual Culture) and Dr. Janine Marchessault (Cinema & Media Arts). They will be discussing Janine’s new book, Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies published by MIT Press. Preceding the talk will be an informal potluck dinner!

Janine Marchessault is a Professor of Cinema and Media at York University, where she co-founded the Future Cinema Lab and served as Sensorium’s Inaugural Director. She is the author of Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias and Ecologies (MIT 2017); Cosmic Media: Marshall McLuhan (Sage 2005); and (co)editor of numerous collections. Co-edited collections in preparation include: The Oxford Guide to Canadian Cinema and Process Cinema: HandMade Film in the Digital Age. Exhibition/Festival in preparation: XL OuterWorlds: Artists Celebrating Imax (Cinesphere 2019).

Melanie Wilmink is a PhD candidate in Art History and Visual Culture at York University, with honours such as the 2014 York University Elia Scholars Award, and a 2015 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Her dissertation examines the inter-connectivity between spectatorial experience and exhibition spaces, and aims to determine how public art situations act as vehicles for metaphoric and physical transportation.