Features, events and interviews that have been recorded using digital audio or video.
Monday, 10 May, 3:30 p.m., Arts W215. (map)
Abstract: How can criticism justify itself in modern society? What have been its traditional functions, are these still feasible, and can they be adapted to our own conditions?
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."
NB: This session was audio-recorded and is now available for download in MP3 format. Right-click and choose 'Save Link As...' The file is ~125 MB.
James Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International, will speak at a Media@McGill event co-sponsored with the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.
Tuesday 7 April, 5:30 pm in Arts W215 (map)
Topic: "NGO efforts to reform the World Intellectual Property Organization"