Research

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Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Mackinnon, K. and L.R. Shade. God Only Knows What It’s Doing to Our Children’s Brains: A closer look at Internet Addiction Discourse.” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. (Forthcoming August 2020).

Mackinnon, K. “Ethical Approaches to Youth Data in Historical Web Archives.” Submitted to Studies in Social Justice, Themed Issue on Youth and Social Media: From Vulnerability to Empowerment & Equality, eds. K.L. Smith and L.R. Shade. (Forthcoming Summer 2020). 

Peer-Reviewed Conferences:

Henderson, M. J., Shade, L. R., & Mackinnon, K. (2020). “Every click you make: Algorithmic literacy and the digital lives of young adults.” Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Dublin, Ireland, October 2020. (Online due to COVID-19).

(Postponed due to COVID-19) Joseph, D. and Mackinnon, K. “The History and Future of a Trans-Canadian Computer Communications Network” Panel: Tech Sovereignty, Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA), Western University, June 2-5, 2020.

(Postponed due to COVID-19) Shade, Leslie R., Burkell, J., Mackinnon, K., & Henderson, M. J. (2020). Digital privacy in the networked lives of young Canadians. Round table, Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA), Western University, June 2-5, 2020. 

(Postponed due to COVID-19) Mackinnon, K. (2020) “Ethical Approaches to Researching Youth Cultures in Historical Web Archives” IIPC-WAC, BANQ, Montreal May 11-13. 

(Postponed due to COVID-19) Mackinnon, K. (2020) “DELETE MY ACCOUNT: Ethical Approaches to Researching Youth Cultures in Historical Web Archives” Engaging with Web Archives, Maynooth University, April 15-16. 

Mackinnon, K. (2019) “Early Internet Memories.” Poster session at 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Ryerson University, Toronto, July 19-21. Winner of the Best Poster Award.

Mackinnon, K. (2019) “Land Before Time: Yahoo’s Acquisition of GeoCities in 1999,” A Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials (RESAW): The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections, University of Amsterdam, June 19-21.

Mackinnon, K and L. R.Shade. (2019) “God Only Knows What It’s Doing to their Brains”: A Closer Look at Internet Addiction Discourse. Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP): Youngsters 2, Ryerson University, May 10-12.

Mackinnon, K. (2017) Researching ‘Cyberkids’: GeoCities Archives and How to Use its Data,” Congress: Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN), Ryerson University, May 27-June 2.

Graduate Conferences

Mackinnon, K. (2019) “Boulevard of Broken Links: Youth Voices in GeoCities Archives,” Annual Graduate History Symposium (AGHS), University of Toronto, May 2-3.

Mackinnon, K. (2018) “Land Before Time: Yahoo’s Acquisition of GeoCities in 1999,” Faculty of Information Research Days (Graduate Conference), University of Toronto.

Mackinnon, K. (2016). “Reconciliation, Testimony, and Healing: Communicating Traumatic Histories on an International Stage,” Tri-U Graduate Conference, University of Guelph

Research:

February 2019 – present: Student PI of “Early Internet Memories” with The eQuality Project (SSHRC Partnership Grant) qualitative research on tech nostalgia and youth memories, REB approved.

August 2019: Research Assistant, Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) project, “Trans-Canada Computer Network” (TCCN) (Dr. Daniel Joseph, supervised by Prof. David Nieborg, Dr. Chris Young.) Archival research on government documents about planned computer networks.

2017 – present: Research Assistant, The eQuality Project (SSHRC Partnership Grant) (Prof. Leslie Shade, Co-Pi), research and co-authored paper on Internet Addiction discourse, youth, social media and research ethics.

2018: Research Assistant for Jackman Humanities Institute Scholars in Residence Program (Prof. Leslie Shade), Privacy Stories: Opening the Door on Digital Privacy, https://privacyguide.ca/. Website & research dissemination design, aid to undergraduate students, project co-ordination.

2016: Co-Creator of the website “Project Newsworthy: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,” https://www.projectnewsworthy.com/. For Graduate Seminar in Canadian History. (Prof. Ian Milligan) Discursive analysis of historical newspapers, data mapping, contextualizing, research dissemination for public audiences.

2016-2017: Research Assistant for HESA (Higher Education Research Associates), Qualitative Research with KW Region Youth.

2016-2017: Research Assistant for Capacity Canada on Ontario Trillium Foundation Project about National Capacity Building, literature reviews.

2016: Research Assistant for University of Waterloo “Web Archiving for Digital Research” Group, with Prof. Ian Milligan, research on big data collections.