Ganaele M. Langlois

Department of Communication Studies

Associate Professor

Office: Technology Enhanced Learning Building, 3017
Phone: 4167362100 Ext: 20329
Emailgana@yorku.ca

Ganaele Langlois' research interests lie in media studies and critical theory.

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Ganaele Langlois is Associate Professor in Communication studies at York University, Canada, and Associate Director of the Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media (www.infoscapelab.ca). Her research interests lie in media theory and critical theory, particularly with regards to the shaping of subjectivity and agency through and with media technologies. She published a book entitled Meaning in the Age of Social Media (Palgrave, 2014). Professor Langlois is currently co-principal investigator on a SSHRC standard research grant to study the politics of social media platforms. She has co-edited a book on the topic entitled Compromised Data? From Social Media to Big Data (Bloomsbury, 2015). She is currently working on a research project about textile as communication. Her research has been published in New Media and Society, Culture Machine, Communication and Critical-Cultural Studies, Television and New Media, and Fibreculture.

Degrees

PhD, York/Ryerson Universities
MA, York/Ryerson Universities
Maîtrise, Sorbonne - Paris IV


Research Interests

Media , Culture and Cultural Studies , New Media, Philosophy of Communication, Critical Studies of Technology

Selected Publications

Langlois G, Redden, J., Elmer, G., eds. 2015. Compromised Data - From Social Media to Big Data. New York: Bloomsbury.

Langlois, G. 2014. Meaning in the Age of Social Media. New York: Palgrave.

Elmer, G., Langlois, G., McKelvey, F. 2012. The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Renzi, A and Langlois, G. 2015. “Data Activism”. In Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, eds. Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois and Joanna Redden. London: Bloomsbury.

Langlois, Ganaele. 2012. “Social Media, or Towards a Political Economy of Psychic Life”. In The Unlike Us Reader, ed, Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 50-60. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Langlois, G., and Elmer, G. 2013. The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms. Culture Machine, 14(2013). http://culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/505/531. 9391 words.

Current Research Projects

Social Media Campaigns: Tracking Digital Politics across Web 2.0. 2012-2017. ($385,000).


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: May  Year: 2012
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2017

Funders: 
SSHRC

Selected Publications

Langlois G, Redden, J., Elmer, G., eds. 2015. Compromised Data - From Social Media to Big Data. New York: Bloomsbury.

Langlois, G. 2014. Meaning in the Age of Social Media. New York: Palgrave.

Elmer, G., Langlois, G., McKelvey, F. 2012. The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Renzi, A and Langlois, G. 2015. “Data Activism”. In Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, eds. Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois and Joanna Redden. London: Bloomsbury.

Langlois, Ganaele. 2012. “Social Media, or Towards a Political Economy of Psychic Life”. In The Unlike Us Reader, ed, Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 50-60. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Langlois, G., and Elmer, G. 2013. The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms. Culture Machine, 14(2013). http://culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/505/531. 9391 words.

All Publications

Books

Langlois G, Redden, J., Elmer, G., eds. 2015. Compromised Data - From Social Media to Big Data. New York: Bloomsbury.

Langlois, G. 2014. Meaning in the Age of Social Media. New York: Palgrave.

Elmer, G., Langlois, G., McKelvey, F. 2012. The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters

Langlois, G., Redden, J. and Elmer, G. 2015. Introduction: Compromised Data. In Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, eds. Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois and Joanna Redden. London: Bloomsbury.

Renzi, A and Langlois, G. 2015. “Data Activism”. In Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, eds. Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois and Joanna Redden. London: Bloomsbury.

Elmer, Greg, Ganaele Langlois & Fenwick McKelvey. 2014. "The Permanent Campaign: Online Political Communication". In Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communication Approaches, ed. Kirsten Kozolanka, 240-261. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press.

Langlois, Ganaele. 2012. “Social Media, or Towards a Political Economy of Psychic Life”. In The Unlike Us Reader, ed, Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 50-60. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Journal Articles

Langlois G. and Slane, A. 2016. Economies of Reputation: The Case of Revenge Porn. Communication and Critical Cultural Studies. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14791420.2016.1273534

Langlois, G., and Elmer, G. 2013. The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms. Culture Machine, 14(2013). http://culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/505/531. 9391 words.

Elmer, G. and Langlois, G. 2013. Networked Campaigns: Traffic Tags and Cross-Platform Analysis on the Web. Information Polity 18(2013), pp. 43-56.

Langlois, G. 2013. The New Governance of Participatory Culture. Television & New Media, 14(2), pp. 91-105.

Langlois, G. 2011. Meaning, Semiotechnologies and Participatory Media. Culture Machine, 12(2011). http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/issue/current. 6197 words.

Langlois, G., McKelvey, F., Elmer, G. and Werbin, K. 2009. Mapping Commercial Web 2.0 Worlds: Towards a New Critical Ontogenesis. Fibreculture 14. http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue14/issue14_langlois_et_al.html. 7611 words.

Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. 2009. Wikipedia Leeches? The Promotion of Traffic through a Collaborative Web Format. New Media & Society 11(5).pp. 773-794.

Elmer, G., Ryan, P.M., Devereaux, Z., Langlois, G. McKelvey, F. 2009. Blogs I Read: Partisanship in the Canadian Blogosphere. Journal of Information, Politics and Technology 6(2).

Elmer, G.; Ryan, P.M.; Devereaux, Z.; Langlois, G.; Redden, J. and McKelvey, F. 2007. Election Bloggers: Methods for Determining Political Influence. First Monday 12(4).

Langlois, G. 2005. Networks and Layers: Technocultural Encodings of the World Wide Web. Canadian Journal of Communication 30(4), pp. 565-584.

Conference Proceedings

Langlois, G. and A. Slane. 2016. Reputational Economies and the Business of Shame: A Case Study of an Revenge Porn Site. Fukuoka.

Langlois, G and Renzi, A. 2013. Data/Activism. Compromised Data? New Paradigms in Social Media Theory and Research Methods. Toronto.

Langlois, G. 2011. Semiotechnologies: Meaning, Power and Participatory Media. International Communication Association Conference. Boston.

Langlois, G. 2010. Towards a New Critique of Online Participatory Culture: User-Generated Content and the Assembling of Software and Users. International Communication Association Conference. Singapore. Ranked Top 3rd Paper in the Philosophy of Communication Division.

Langlois, G. 2007. Technology, Language, Media: Toward a Mixed Semiotics Framework. International Communication Association Conference. San Francisco: California.

Conference Papers

Langlois, G. (2017) . Decolonizing Media: the Case of Textile. New Materialisms. Unesco: Paris (France).

Langlois, G. 2014. Transindividuation and the Ethics of Software Design. General Organology Conference. University of Kent, Canterbury (UK).

Langlois, G. 2012. Rethinking Meaning: From Signification to Making Sense. Semiotic Society of America. Toronto.

Langlois, G. 2011. Language and Subjectivation. Canadian Communication Association. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick.

Langlois, G. 2011. The Emergence of Partisan Blogospheres. Canadian Communication Association. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick.

Langlois, G. 2010. Online Participatory Culture, Power and Differentiality. Canadian Communication Association. Montreal: Concordia University.

Langlois, G. 2010. Tracking Networks: Notes on Developing a Semio-Technical Approach. Thinking Network Politics: Methods, Epistemology, Process. Anglia Ruskin University: UK.

Langlois, G., Elmer, G., McKelvey, F., Werbin, K. 2009. User, Software, and Content on Commercial Web 2.0 Spaces: Towards a Political Economy of Heterogeneous Articulations. The State of Things: Towards a Political Economy of Artifice and Artifacts. University of Leicester: UK.

Langlois, G. and McKelvey, F. 2008. Political Subjectivation on Web 2.0 Platforms: The Case of Facebook in Canada. Politics: Web 2.0 - An International Conference. Royal Holloway University: UK.

Langlois, G. 2007. Mixed Semiotics and the Case of Amazon.com. Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Vancouver: British Columbia.

Devereaux, Z.; Langlois, G.; Ryan, P.; Redden, J.; McKelvey, F. 2007. Code Politics: The Canadian Blogosphere Speaks to the Liberal Leadership Race. International Communication Association Conference. San Francisco: California.

Langlois, G. 2006. The Economies of Wikipedia: Open Source as Promotional Traffic. Canadian Communication Association Conference. Toronto: Ontario.

Langlois, G. 2005. Beyond the Hype: Understanding the (Dis)Junctures in Hypertext and Hypermedia. Canadian Communication Association Conference. London: Ontario.

Langlois, G. 2004. Political Practices and Discursive Strategies: The U.S. Presidential Campaign and the Appropriation of Blogging. Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference. Urbana-Champaign: Illinois.

Public Lectures

Langlois, G. 2017. Textile as Anti-Media. Feedback #1: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts. Royal Academy of Art: Den Haag (Netherlands).

Langlois, G. 2014. Social Data and the Politics of Psychic Life. Critical Social Media Research and Methods. University of Copenhagen.

Langlois, G. 2014. Vouloir Dire, or the Virtuality of Meaning. Toronto Semiotics Circle, University of Toronto.

Langlois, G. 2013. Digital Object / Network Subject. Habits of Living Conference. Brown University.

Langlois, G. 2013. Software Studies: A Case for Critical Methodologies. Center for 21st Century Studies. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Langlois, G. 2012. Language, Subjectivation and Social Technologies. Unlike Us. Amsterdam, NL.

Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. 2010. Network Politics: Future Directions. Platform Politics. Cambridge: Anglia Ruskin University.

Langlois, G. 2010. Online Politics 2.0. American Centre and WCU Webometrics Project, Yeungnam University (South Korea).

Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. 2009. Researching the Cultural Impact of Digital Code: Software and other Media Tool Development, Code Mapping, Interface Design, and New Media Content Analysis. Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group. Wolverhampton (UK): University of Wolverhampton.

Elmer, G. and Langlois, G. 2008. Code Politics: Networking through Traffic and Tags. Amsterdam New Media Summer Talks: Networked Content. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.

Creative Works

Langlois, G. 2017. Massaging the Non-Human. McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology in partnership with the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op. Toronto.

Conferences

Langlois, G. (2017) . Decolonizing Media: the Case of Textile. New Materialisms. Unesco: Paris (France).

Participant, 2017. Spinning the Global with Textile Media. Organizer: Sarah Sharma, participants: Radhika Gajjala and Dori Tunstall. Ms. Understanding Media. McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology. Toronto.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/COMN4507 3.0  Case Studies in Information and Communication Technologies SEMR  


Ganaele Langlois' research interests lie in media studies and critical theory.


Ganaele Langlois is Associate Professor in Communication studies at York University, Canada, and Associate Director of the Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media (www.infoscapelab.ca). Her research interests lie in media theory and critical theory, particularly with regards to the shaping of subjectivity and agency through and with media technologies. She published a book entitled Meaning in the Age of Social Media (Palgrave, 2014). Professor Langlois is currently co-principal investigator on a SSHRC standard research grant to study the politics of social media platforms. She has co-edited a book on the topic entitled Compromised Data? From Social Media to Big Data (Bloomsbury, 2015). She is currently working on a research project about textile as communication. Her research has been published in New Media and Society, Culture Machine, Communication and Critical-Cultural Studies, Television and New Media, and Fibreculture.

Degrees

PhD, York/Ryerson Universities
MA, York/Ryerson Universities
Maîtrise, Sorbonne - Paris IV

Research Interests:

Media , Culture and Cultural Studies , New Media, Philosophy of Communication, Critical Studies of Technology

Current Research Projects

Social Media Campaigns: Tracking Digital Politics across Web 2.0. 2012-2017. ($385,000).


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: May  Year: 2012
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2017

Funders: 
SSHRC

All Publications

Books

Langlois G, Redden, J., Elmer, G., eds. 2015. Compromised Data - From Social Media to Big Data. New York: Bloomsbury.

Langlois, G. 2014. Meaning in the Age of Social Media. New York: Palgrave.

Elmer, G., Langlois, G., McKelvey, F. 2012. The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters

Langlois, G., Redden, J. and Elmer, G. 2015. Introduction: Compromised Data. In Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, eds. Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois and Joanna Redden. London: Bloomsbury.

Renzi, A and Langlois, G. 2015. “Data Activism”. In Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, eds. Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois and Joanna Redden. London: Bloomsbury.

Elmer, Greg, Ganaele Langlois & Fenwick McKelvey. 2014. "The Permanent Campaign: Online Political Communication". In Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communication Approaches, ed. Kirsten Kozolanka, 240-261. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press.

Langlois, Ganaele. 2012. “Social Media, or Towards a Political Economy of Psychic Life”. In The Unlike Us Reader, ed, Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 50-60. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Journal Articles

Langlois G. and Slane, A. 2016. Economies of Reputation: The Case of Revenge Porn. Communication and Critical Cultural Studies. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14791420.2016.1273534

Langlois, G., and Elmer, G. 2013. The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms. Culture Machine, 14(2013). http://culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/505/531. 9391 words.

Elmer, G. and Langlois, G. 2013. Networked Campaigns: Traffic Tags and Cross-Platform Analysis on the Web. Information Polity 18(2013), pp. 43-56.

Langlois, G. 2013. The New Governance of Participatory Culture. Television & New Media, 14(2), pp. 91-105.

Langlois, G. 2011. Meaning, Semiotechnologies and Participatory Media. Culture Machine, 12(2011). http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/issue/current. 6197 words.

Langlois, G., McKelvey, F., Elmer, G. and Werbin, K. 2009. Mapping Commercial Web 2.0 Worlds: Towards a New Critical Ontogenesis. Fibreculture 14. http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue14/issue14_langlois_et_al.html. 7611 words.

Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. 2009. Wikipedia Leeches? The Promotion of Traffic through a Collaborative Web Format. New Media & Society 11(5).pp. 773-794.

Elmer, G., Ryan, P.M., Devereaux, Z., Langlois, G. McKelvey, F. 2009. Blogs I Read: Partisanship in the Canadian Blogosphere. Journal of Information, Politics and Technology 6(2).

Elmer, G.; Ryan, P.M.; Devereaux, Z.; Langlois, G.; Redden, J. and McKelvey, F. 2007. Election Bloggers: Methods for Determining Political Influence. First Monday 12(4).

Langlois, G. 2005. Networks and Layers: Technocultural Encodings of the World Wide Web. Canadian Journal of Communication 30(4), pp. 565-584.

Conference Proceedings

Langlois, G. and A. Slane. 2016. Reputational Economies and the Business of Shame: A Case Study of an Revenge Porn Site. Fukuoka.

Langlois, G and Renzi, A. 2013. Data/Activism. Compromised Data? New Paradigms in Social Media Theory and Research Methods. Toronto.

Langlois, G. 2011. Semiotechnologies: Meaning, Power and Participatory Media. International Communication Association Conference. Boston.

Langlois, G. 2010. Towards a New Critique of Online Participatory Culture: User-Generated Content and the Assembling of Software and Users. International Communication Association Conference. Singapore. Ranked Top 3rd Paper in the Philosophy of Communication Division.

Langlois, G. 2007. Technology, Language, Media: Toward a Mixed Semiotics Framework. International Communication Association Conference. San Francisco: California.

Conference Papers

Langlois, G. (2017) . Decolonizing Media: the Case of Textile. New Materialisms. Unesco: Paris (France).

Langlois, G. 2014. Transindividuation and the Ethics of Software Design. General Organology Conference. University of Kent, Canterbury (UK).

Langlois, G. 2012. Rethinking Meaning: From Signification to Making Sense. Semiotic Society of America. Toronto.

Langlois, G. 2011. Language and Subjectivation. Canadian Communication Association. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick.

Langlois, G. 2011. The Emergence of Partisan Blogospheres. Canadian Communication Association. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick.

Langlois, G. 2010. Online Participatory Culture, Power and Differentiality. Canadian Communication Association. Montreal: Concordia University.

Langlois, G. 2010. Tracking Networks: Notes on Developing a Semio-Technical Approach. Thinking Network Politics: Methods, Epistemology, Process. Anglia Ruskin University: UK.

Langlois, G., Elmer, G., McKelvey, F., Werbin, K. 2009. User, Software, and Content on Commercial Web 2.0 Spaces: Towards a Political Economy of Heterogeneous Articulations. The State of Things: Towards a Political Economy of Artifice and Artifacts. University of Leicester: UK.

Langlois, G. and McKelvey, F. 2008. Political Subjectivation on Web 2.0 Platforms: The Case of Facebook in Canada. Politics: Web 2.0 - An International Conference. Royal Holloway University: UK.

Langlois, G. 2007. Mixed Semiotics and the Case of Amazon.com. Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Vancouver: British Columbia.

Devereaux, Z.; Langlois, G.; Ryan, P.; Redden, J.; McKelvey, F. 2007. Code Politics: The Canadian Blogosphere Speaks to the Liberal Leadership Race. International Communication Association Conference. San Francisco: California.

Langlois, G. 2006. The Economies of Wikipedia: Open Source as Promotional Traffic. Canadian Communication Association Conference. Toronto: Ontario.

Langlois, G. 2005. Beyond the Hype: Understanding the (Dis)Junctures in Hypertext and Hypermedia. Canadian Communication Association Conference. London: Ontario.

Langlois, G. 2004. Political Practices and Discursive Strategies: The U.S. Presidential Campaign and the Appropriation of Blogging. Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference. Urbana-Champaign: Illinois.

Public Lectures

Langlois, G. 2017. Textile as Anti-Media. Feedback #1: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts. Royal Academy of Art: Den Haag (Netherlands).

Langlois, G. 2014. Social Data and the Politics of Psychic Life. Critical Social Media Research and Methods. University of Copenhagen.

Langlois, G. 2014. Vouloir Dire, or the Virtuality of Meaning. Toronto Semiotics Circle, University of Toronto.

Langlois, G. 2013. Digital Object / Network Subject. Habits of Living Conference. Brown University.

Langlois, G. 2013. Software Studies: A Case for Critical Methodologies. Center for 21st Century Studies. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Langlois, G. 2012. Language, Subjectivation and Social Technologies. Unlike Us. Amsterdam, NL.

Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. 2010. Network Politics: Future Directions. Platform Politics. Cambridge: Anglia Ruskin University.

Langlois, G. 2010. Online Politics 2.0. American Centre and WCU Webometrics Project, Yeungnam University (South Korea).

Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. 2009. Researching the Cultural Impact of Digital Code: Software and other Media Tool Development, Code Mapping, Interface Design, and New Media Content Analysis. Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group. Wolverhampton (UK): University of Wolverhampton.

Elmer, G. and Langlois, G. 2008. Code Politics: Networking through Traffic and Tags. Amsterdam New Media Summer Talks: Networked Content. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.

Creative Works

Langlois, G. 2017. Massaging the Non-Human. McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology in partnership with the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op. Toronto.

Conferences

Langlois, G. (2017) . Decolonizing Media: the Case of Textile. New Materialisms. Unesco: Paris (France).

Participant, 2017. Spinning the Global with Textile Media. Organizer: Sarah Sharma, participants: Radhika Gajjala and Dori Tunstall. Ms. Understanding Media. McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology. Toronto.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/COMN4507 3.0  Case Studies in Information and Communication Technologies SEMR