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A/CA Welcomes New Knowledge Mobilization Officer

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Archive/Counter-Archive Welcomes Andrew Bailey, our new Knowledge Mobilization Officer!

Andrew Bailey is the new Knowledge Mobilization Officer for Archive/Counter-Archive. He recently completed his PhD in Art History and Visual Culture at York University. Andrew’s current research is focused on the emerging field of historical game studies and exploring the way videogames and their paratexts can function art historically as interactive archives. Andrew also teaches new media art history and game studies at OCAD University and is currently on the editorial boards of First Person Scholar (the University of Waterloo), Press Start Journal (the University of Glasgow), and The Arts & Science Review (OCAD University). Previously, Andrew has worked in gallery assistant positions with a variety of Toronto arts organisations including InterAccess, Vtape, Magic Pony, and Narwhal Projects Art Gallery.

A message from Andrew

Dear A/CA Network,

As Antoine Damiens moves into his exciting new role as Project Manager for Archive/Counter-Archive, I am extremely happy and grateful to join the organisation as your new Knowledge Mobilization Officer. I want to sincerely thank Antoine for all of his recent assistance in helping me become acclimated to the position and Janine Marchessault and Mike Zryd for allowing me to join such a wonderful team.

On top of my regular KMO duties, as a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow in Hybrid Media Publication Platforms, I will also be supporting A/CA’s upcoming editorial ventures with Concordia University Press and the Manifold publishing platform. Similarly, I will be working with the rest of the Knowledge Mobilization Team to expand our website to better showcase the ongoing archival practices and needs of our Network Partners.

Looking forward, I can’t wait to meet you all and hear about your exciting research and practices. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to me (kmo@counterarchive.ca) with any questions or A/CA-related news you think would be worth circulating!