We are pleased to inform you of the 2016-2017 Media@McGill events under the theme of Media and the Environment.
We will kick off the year with the 2016 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture. which will exceptionally present two speakers, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, environmental, cultural and human rights advocate and author of The Right to be Cold, and Elena Bennett, Associate Professor, School of the Environment and Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University. The Lecture will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:30 p.m. in the Moot Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 3644 Peel Street, Montreal, QC. For more info, visit: http://media.mcgill.ca/en/content/two-speakers-2016-beaverbrook-annual-lecture
Media and communication studies provide a fitting toolkit to study interactivity and I hope to begin to understand it by looking at the ultimate interactive medium: games. Play can be used to develop our understanding of society, our place within it, and even change and question those elements. The same can be said about art. Informed by the parallels between play and art, I will investigate how theories of interactivity in games can be applied to interactions between artworks and their audiences.