Corina MacDonald

PhD Student, Communication Studies, Concordia University

2008 – MLIS, School of Information Studies, McGill University

Corina’s research interests centre around how different modes of knowledge are produced, circulated and preserved in and outside of infrastructures such as repositories, archives and collections. In her professional capacity as a librarian she has worked on projects that test the boundaries of knowledge representation within publishing and archival software platforms. She is a co-founder of the archive+design collective MAT3RIAL, which works with cultural organizations, researchers and artists to publish their work online. She was the Project Manager for the development of the e-artexte repository for critical art writing, which aims to engage Open Access principles and strategies in the dissemination of writing and works produced by artists, artist-run centres and publishers. Working at the intersections of critical information studies, media studies, digital scholarship and feminist theory, her dissertation research situates research-creation as part of a growing critical discourse around alternate methodologies of scholarly research with a creative outcome, and asks what strategies are being used by scholars to publish and archive research-creation projects. Corina is also the host of longstanding radio program modular_systems on CKUT Radio, exploring the near and farther reaches of electronic music.

Metadata as a Complex Network: A Case Study of Data Visualization for Art Historical Research. Corina MacDonald, Tomasz Neugebauer, Felicity Tayler.  Constellations, Clusters, Networks. Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA) Conference, Concordia University, Montreal. March 6, 2015.

Neugebauer, Tomasz, Corina MacDonald and Felicity Tayler. (2012). Artexte metadata conversion to EPrints: adaptation of digital repository software to visual and media arts documentationInternational Journal on Digital Libraries, 11 (4). pp. 263-277.

e-artexte digital repository for critical art writing.

Tayler, Felicity and Corina MacDonald. An interview with curator and CRUMB co-founder Sarah CookArtengine blog. October 10, 2010.

MacDonald, Corina. (2009). Scoring the work: documenting performance and practice in variable media art. Leonardo 42(1), 59-63.