Jodi Dean of the Department of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York delivered a public lecture on February 11, 2010 as Beaverbrook visiting scholar with Media@McGill. Dean’s lecture, called “Whatever Blogging,” focused on blogging as a mode of communication that has implications for contemporary experiences of identity and repercussions for left political practice.
After 12 years of dedication to scholarly research, student support and public outreach, Media@McGill will close its doors in April 2019. Throughout these exceptional years as an interdisciplinary hub, Media@McGill has had the privilege of collaborating with diverse scholars, public figures, journalists and artists in the critical inquiry of media, technology and culture. Thank you to all who participated in our many events, publications and projects since the beginning. Please find events for 2018-2019 below.
Jodi Dean is Media@McGill Beaverbrook visiting scholar this winter. She will be visiting us in February and will give a public talk on 11 February, 5h30pm, W215. (map) The talk is a collaboration between Media@McGill and the AHCS speaker series.
Title: 'Whatever Blogging'
Abstract: Giorgio Agamben has introduced the idea of whatever being as a tag for a contemporary mode of belonging unbound by the inscriptions of disciplinary identity. Some agree that this mode could herald a better coming community. Linking whatever being to appearances of whatever in networked communications and positioning it within a brief history of the interconnections between media and identity, I argue that whatever being is the wrong model for a subject capable of left political practice and opposition.
Quebec's independent daily newspaper, Le Devoir, has announced a year long string of activities to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010. The programme of commemorative events, unveiled at a press conference in Montreal on 17 November, include a television documentary, a series of public lectures - and an international symposium organized by Media@McGill and the Centre d'études sur les médias.
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?"