"During the past fifteen years, US satellite images have appeared in news media on various occasions, whether to draw attention to displaced persons in central Africa, mass graves in Bosnia, and alleged weapons facilities in Iraq. The satellite image is useful as a site/sight of focus because its abstraction and indeterminacy keep acts of interpretation and practices of knowledge alive. This medium is most useful when it is used to stage inquiries concerning the complex dynamics of political violence which cannot simply be 'seen' and 'understood.'" says Lisa Parks.
Media@McGill members Jenny Burman, Darin Barney, Becky Lentz, Marc Raboy and Will Straw will visit the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths (University of London), on 19-20 February 2009. Goldsmiths is one of the UK's leaders in the field of media theory and media practice, and is recognized internationally as being at the forefront of both theoretical and empirical research in media studies. Emphasis in the McGill-Goldsmiths discussions will be on dialogues between interested faculty with shared research interests, rather than any assumed overarching themes.
The Association is run by an On-Site Committee consisting of faculty members from McGill, Concordia, and UQAM, and chaired by Prof. Jenny Burman (McGill, Communication Studies). CACS aims to promote the interests of those teaching and studying cultural studies in Canada by facilitating the circulation and exchange of research nationally and internationally.
The McGill Alumni Association invites you to attend a Panel Discussion on the 24th of November. This is an Alumni event, in collaboration with Media@McGill's Culture on Mondays, and our Acting Director Will Straw is participating, along with Professors Erin Hurley and Jarrett Rudy.
Date/Time: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location(s): Room 232, Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec CANADA
RSVP/Pre-Register: November 3, 2008 to November 24, 2008
In the wake of both the Canadian and the US elections, Media@McGill is pleased to present a special event which aims to provide a space for public exchange concerning the role of media in both elections. Each speaker will center her or his presentation on the role of media during the U.S. and Canadian election campaigns and in the post-election period.
The event is 18 November, 2008, 5h30pm, Faculty Club (map). 3450 McTavish, McGill University.