Handheld Media Arts Magazine

Handheld has grown from a newsletter into Alberta’s first dedicated media arts magazine. It is distributed nationally and twice annually to members, arts organizations, institutions and interested individuals. The magazine keeps Calgary’s media arts community informed about events, activities and contemporary theory, ideas, and social arts activism. It provides a forum for the discussion of current issues and concerns, and a venue for relating information about workshops, equipment and policy changes within EMMEDIA.

Handheld is also posted in PDF format as an online resource on the EMMEDIA website. This increases the reach of our publication where otherwise international mailing costs would prove prohibitive.

Handheld responds to members’ needs to share insights, ideas and information. Contributing writers to the magazine are paid, and provide essays and reviews, which further stimulate discussion and a sense of community. Our goal is to increase our editorial rigor to ensure Handheld maintains its critical value and continues to move forward as a print resource for artists and the community.

In 2015, Handheld has transitioned into an online publication called Luma: Film + Media Art Quarterly, an online publication in collaboration with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Find our more at lumaquarterly.com

Read past issues of Handheld at http://issuu.com/emmedia