Fenwick McKelvey




Concordia University
Department of Communication Studies
Address: 7141 Sherbrooke St. West CJ-3.230 Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8673
Fax: (514) 848-4257
Email: fenwick.mckelvey@concordia.ca







Education
PhD Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture (Ryerson University and York University)


Research
Fenwick McKelvey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. He specializes in research on the fields of communication and journalism. More specifically, Professor McKelvey is examining questions of the algorithmic media, internet traffic management, internet policy, and governance. In addition, he has been working on research investigating the use of campaign management sofware in political campaigns in Canada and the US.



Students
Marianne Côté, MA
(Start: 2014)
Although many definitions of the term exist, smart cities are typically understood as places where technology is used as catalyst to achieve targeted goals, whether it is to achieve greater efficiency in managing city resources, render the administration more transparent, allowing better communication between organizations and citizens, or all of the above! My thesis focuses on Montreal and its own process to become "smarter", most precisely its new snow removal system that includes the INFO-Neige Mtl app and the SIT-Neige management software. . Through analysis of Montreal’s strategy document as well as interviews with key actors involved in the transition, the purpose of my research is to understand what is "new" or "different about the so-called smart cities.


Publications
The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics
Year: 2012
Place: New York
Publisher: Peter Lang


A Consensual Hallucination No More? The Internet as Simulation Machine
Journal: European Journal of Cultural Studies
Volume: 18
issue: 4
Year: 2015
First Page: 577
Last Page: 594
M. tiessen
L. Simcoe


We Like Copies, Just Don't Let the Others Fool You: The Paradox of The Pirate Bay
Journal: Television and New Media


End and ways: The algorithmic politics of network neutrality
Journal: Global Media Journal - Canadian Edition
Volume: 3
issue: 1
Year: 2010


A Programmable Platform? Drupal, Modularity, and the Future of the Web
Journal: Fibreculture
Volume: 18
Year: 2011


Mapping Commercial Web 2.0 Worlds: Towards a New Critical Ontogenesis
Journal: Fibreculture
Volume: 14
Year: 2009
F. Langlois
G. Elmer
K. Werbin


Networked Publics: the Double Articulation of Code and Politics on Facebook
Journal: Canadian Journal of Communication
Volume: 34
issue: 3
Year: 2009
First Page: 415
Last Page: 434
G. Langlois
G. Elmer
Z. Devereaux


Election Bloggers: Methods for Determining Political Influence
Journal: First Monday
Volume: 12
issue: 4
Year: 2007
G. Elmer
P. Ryan
Z. Devereaux
G. Langlois and J. Redden


Openness Compromise? Questioning the Role of Openness in Digital Methods and Contemporary Critical Praxis
Journal: Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data
Year: 2015
First Page: 126
Last Page: 146
Place: New York
Publisher: Bloomsbury


You Are Not Welcome Among Us: Pirates and the State
Journal: International Journal of Communication
Volume: 9
issue: 19
Year: 2015
First Page: 890
Last Page: 908
J. Beyer


Algorithmic Media Need Algorithmic Methods: Why Publics Matter
Journal: Canadian Journal of Communication
Volume: 39
issue: 4
Year: 2014