Media@McGill, in collaboration with the Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, is pleased to present Lisa de Wilde from TVOntario.
The theme of Lisa's remarks will be "Increasing the impact of public broadcasting in the emerging media environment." This theme is developed around some questions found on the Media@McGill's site: "Is the culture of technology a culture of citizenship?" And "How can media practitioners and users collaborate to promote citizenship?"
Thomson House, 3650 Rue McTavish
McGill University, Montreal
October 23-25, 2009
Plenary panels are free and open to the public
Media@McGill is pleased to host Mimi Sheller who is Beaverbrook visiting scholar this fall. On 15 October, she will give a public talk, Infrastructures of the Imagined Island: Media, Mobility and Tourism, in collaboration with the AHCS Speaker Series and the department of geography, at 5h30pm, in Lecture Arts, W215 (map).
Sheller is the Director of the Mobilities Research and Policy Center Professor of Sociology, in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Update: A recording of the talk is now available.
Early in the morning of New Year's Day 2009, Oscar Grant, age 22, was fatally shot by a transit police officer as he stood on a railroad platform in Oakland, California. Protests followed, and persist, in the wake of the incident described this way by The Justice for Oscar Grant Committee:
"Oscar Grant was a young Black man returning home by way of the Fruitvale BART station after celebrating the New Year. This was the only excuse the cop needed to end Grant's life execution-style. Maybe Oscar was too loud, too proud, too Black. Maybe he was too calm during the taunts of the police. Or maybe it was for nothing at all."