Rodolphe Gonzalès is a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University’s Department of Geography and Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS). After a M.Sc. (Geography, Université de Montréal, 2009) in interactive spatio-temporal visualisation, a Ph.D. (Geography, Université de Montréal, 2016) in network theory, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the same field (University of British Columbia, 2017), his current focus is on developing an online, interactive application to allow the exploration of Rwandan genocide survivors’ life stories. This project builds upon the COHDS’ Stories Matter database as well as Sébastien Caquard’s work on narrative mapping (atlascineproject.wordpress.com), and aims at providing ways to seamlessly interact between multimedia contents and their representations in space and time. Rodolphe also has an interest in visual, interactive media creation, including video game, animation and film-making.
Taien Ng-Chan is a multidisciplinary writer, artist and scholar in the Ph.D. in Humanities at Concordia University. Her research investigates everyday city life through cinema, cartography, poetry and documentary, specifically the poetics of mapping and the aesthetics of urban mobility. Taien’s website project, Detours: Poetics of the City, involved collaboration to produce site-specific digital works for interactive artist maps of Montréal, including videos to watch while riding public transit. (See Maps & Media)