Community Affiliate

Eric Craven is the Community Development Librarian at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Montreal. He completed his MLIS at McGill University. Eric’s work focuses specifically on using digital media to disrupt normative expectations and perceptions in the community.  For the past 10 years, as coordinator of the Digital Literacy Project, he has created programming that directly responds to community needs, creating spaces for participants to express themselves, find new ways to talk about things important to them and to help them build their own communities and work towards their own goals through creative digital media projects. This includes several community projects which used oral history as a way to connect people in the community and make creative digital media projects. Eric has also been working on projects focused on gender intersections with the economy, gender-based sexual violence, and gender-based cyberviolence. Eric has worked with a wide range of academic and community stakeholders bringing different groups of people together, ages 6 through 96, to express themselves through digital art and media including several community new media projects focusing on seniors and digital music and video.