Lesage, F. (2017). Popular Digital Imaging: Photoshop as Middlebroware. In A. Malinowska & K. Lebek (Eds.), Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things (pp. 76–87). London: Routledge. [link to publisher’s page]
Lesage, F. (2016). Reviewing photoshop Mediating cultural subjectivities for application software. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 22(2), 215–229. http://doi.org/10.1177/1354856514545711 [link to article]
Lesage, F. (2015). A Cultural Biography of Application Software. In Paterson, Chris, D. Lee, A. Saha, & A. Zoellner (Eds.), Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics (pp. 217–232). London: Palgrave. [link to publisher’s page]
Lesage, F., & Smirnova, S. (2015). “Keeping up” through Teaching and Learning Media Software: “Introducing” Photoshop. Canadian Journal of Communication, 40(2), 223–241. [link to article]
Lesage, F. (2015). Middlebroware. The Fibreculture Journal, (25), 89–114. http://doi.org/10.15307/fcj.25.182.2015 [link to article]
Lesage, F. (2013). Cultural Biographies and Excavations of Media: Context and Process. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(1), 81–96. http://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2012.761704 [link to article]
Events and presentations
“Studying Software Evangelism: Technical Communication as Popular Culture”, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Leicester, UK, July 27-31 2016.
“The culture of software evangelism”, Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences with the Canadian Communication Association, Calgary, Canada. 28-31 May 2016.
“Evangelizing Photoshop: assembling digital culture through technical communication”, Communication University of China’s School of Journalism, 20 April 2016.
“Panel: ‘How-to’ work: Tutorial cultures and creative labour”, Work2015: New Meanings of Work, Turku, Finland, 19-21 August 2015.
“Software development kits as middlebroware”, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Montreal, Canada, 12-16 July 2015.
“Panel: Advancing Media Production Research – an update on the state of research”, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Montreal, Canada, 12-16 July 2015.
Yates, JoAnne, & Orlikowski, W. (2007). The PowerPoint presentation and its corollaries: how genres shape communicative action in organizations. In M. Zachry & C. Thralls (Eds.), Communicative practices in workplaces and the professions: cultural perspectives on the regulation of discourse and organizations (pp. 67–91). Amityville, NY: Baywood Pub. Co.
Zhao, S., Djonov, E., & van Leeuwen, T. (2014). Semiotic technology and practice: a multimodal social semiotic approach to PowerPoint. Text & Talk, 34(3). https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2014-0005
Academic literature on Photoshop
Brown, A. (2014). Picture [Im]Perfect: Photoshop Redefining Beauty in Cosmetic Advertisements, Giving False Advertising a Run for the Money. Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, 16, 87–106.
Buehl, J. (2014). Toward an Ethical Rhetoric of the Digital Scientific Image: Learning From the Era When Science Met Photoshop. Technical Communication Quarterly, 23(3), 184–206. https://doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2014.914783
Knochel, A. D. (2016). Photoshop Teaches With(out) You: Actant Agencies and Non-Human Pedagogy. Visual Arts Research, 42(1), 71–87.