A special open-wi issue of wi: journal of mobile media on the Quebec student strike, the ongoing remarkable demonstrations and the odious bill 78.

Part I Introduction 2 June 2012

Inspired by the ongoing student movement, we have assembled this special issue of wi to provide a common space for short reflections on the on-going student demonstrations against the latest provincial budget in Quebec, as well as the imposition of “Bill 78”,…

The Revolution will be Sonic

On May 16th I decided to join the protest march downtown. This was the 94th consecutive day of protest, but the first night march I had attended. I had also marched on April 22nd for Earth Day (infused for me, as for many others, with the specter of the ongoing student strike situation) and the 200 000 strong March 22nd “manif”.

Walking the Streets with a Swarm of Prismatic Specters

THIERRY BARDINI, UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL, DÉPARTEMENT DE COMMUNICATION   Until Edison invented the electric light, most of the world was covered in darkness. The physical darkness outside and the inner darkness of the soul were mixed together with no boundary…