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The Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) is a hub for multimodal and digital scholarship that explores the relationship between media and social change. Our podcast tells stories of real-world learning at lab member research sites and beyond.

Media and Social Change Podcast MASCLab

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) is a hub for multimodal and digital scholarship that explores the relationship between media and social change. Our podcast tells stories of real-world learning at lab member research sites and beyond.

    Season 4, Episode 4: Sound Capsule 2020

    Season 4, Episode 4: Sound Capsule 2020

    Sound capsule 2020: Loops and samples, presence and collective memories, creativity and remixing multiplicities in music education

    In what ways can sound snippets, traces, and edges that hold intimate and every day personal and collective feelings and memories of our lives during this pandemic spark creativity and reflection? How can this practice meet educational spaces of all kinds? In this episode from the series “Sounds of the Pandemic,” MASCLab member Shoshana Gottesman shares her composition of sounds from the pandemic submitted by members of the MASC Lab alongside the loops and samples of music producer and Teachers College doctoral student Chucky Kim. From there, Shoshana and Chucky explore together how this kind of co-creating through sampling, beatmaking, soundscapes, loops, remixes, and found sounds within music education is a way to facilitate creative moments within the framework of community especially during this time of pandemic. Talk to us on Twitter @MASCLab!

    Check out masclab.org/podcast for the episode transcript and to learn more!

    Produced and edited by Shoshana Gottesman.

    Music: Shoshana Gottesman and Chucky Kim
    Grandma's Impala by Sarah, The Illstrumentalist

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 30 min
    Season 4, Episode 3: Multimodal Research and Gen Z Online Identities

    Season 4, Episode 3: Multimodal Research and Gen Z Online Identities

    MASCLab members Xiaoyi Gabby Zhou, Joe Riina-Ferrie, and Lívia Barros Cruz chat with Catherine Cheng Stahl, a Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching of Columbia University, Teachers College. She discusses how she used multimodal research methods to explore how Gen Z youth navigate their identities on digital spaces.

    Talk to us on Twitter @MASCLab!
    Check out masclab.org/podcast for the episode transcript and to learn more!

    Produced and edited by Xiaoyi Gabby Zhou
    Music: Grandma's Impala by Sarah, The Illstrumentalist

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 24 min
    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 6: Guns and the Criminal (In)Justice System

    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 6: Guns and the Criminal (In)Justice System

    Episode 6 of (Re)Search for Solutions takes a hard look at how in some cases, communities, especially communities of color, are harmed by efforts claiming to be in service of stopping gun violence. We look at one of the most well-known examples of discriminatory policing, “Stop and Frisk,” and how these types of ineffective practices become legitimized.

    Sonali interviews Ekow Yankah, a Professor at the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and Sarah Lustbader, a public defender in New York City, about criminal law and policing as they relate to gun violence. Iesha Sekou, the CEO and founder of Street Corner Resources, also paints a picture of the profound effects gun violence has on communities.

    Visit the episode 6 page on researchforsolutions.com for transcripts and other resources.

    Production Team: Azsaneé Truss, Joe Riina-Ferrie, Sonali Rajan, and Lalitha Vasudevan
    Editing: Azsaneé Truss with the help of the (Re)Search for Solutions team
    Special thanks to Joe for mastering this episode!
    Music: “Research Area” by Poitr Pacyna
    Website: ResearchforSolutions.com

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 29 min
    Season 4, Episode 2: Alone Together: Sounds of the Pandemic

    Season 4, Episode 2: Alone Together: Sounds of the Pandemic

    In this episode, Katie Newhouse introduces our series on sounds of the pandemic. She stitches together short sound collages submitted to our group project by Gabby Zhou, Kyle Oliver, and Shoshana Gottesman.

    Talk to us on Twitter @MASCLab!
    Check out masclab.org/podcast for the episode transcript and to learn more!

    Produced and edited by Katie Newhouse.

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 10 min
    Season 4, Episode 1: The #JustLit Project Tackles Racial Literacy

    Season 4, Episode 1: The #JustLit Project Tackles Racial Literacy

    Introducing: Season 4 of the MASCLab podcast!

    MASCLab alum Azsaneé Truss chats with a few members of the #JustLit Project team: Katie Harlan-Eller, Noelle Mapes, and Jenice Mateo-Toledo, and the founder of the project, Professor Detra Price-Dennis. She discusses how they’ve gone about curating multimodal sets of resources for K-12 teachers, specifically those they curated around the topic of racial literacy.

    Talk to us on Twitter @MASCLab!
    Check out masclab.org/podcast for the episode transcript and to learn more!


    Produced and edited by Azsaneé Truss
    Music: Grandma's Impala by Sarah, The Illstrumentalist

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 26 min
    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 5: Security Studies And Guns

    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 5: Security Studies And Guns

    What if we considered gun violence as an issue of national security? Increasingly, terrorist groups, and specifically white supremacist extremist terrorists, have been turning to guns as instruments of terror for attacks in the United States.

    Sonali sits down with Lou Klarevas, political scientist and author of Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings, to talk about the intersection of gun violence and security studies. They discuss how and why most deadly terrorist attacks in the United States are now perpetrated using firearms. And she talks with Colin Clarke, a Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center about the rise of white supremacist extremist terrorism in particular. Finally, she talks with her sister, Anjana Rajan, who has worked on designing an approach to identifying and preventing attacks by white supremacist extremists using cryptography as a fellow at The Aspen Institute. Listen to find out more about the intersection between gun violence research and national security.

    Visit the episode 5 page on researchforsolutions.com for transcripts, links to work by Lou, Colin and Anjana, and other resources.

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 24 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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