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Media@McGill and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) were pleased to welcome Brazil’s Minister of Culture and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil, for a free public lecture Friday, 15 February, at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Omni Mt-Royal. Digital Culture: Re-inventing America’s New World Dream explored innovative policies and practices at the cutting edge of issues like copyright, digital culture and Internet rights.
Media@McGill presented a second public event for Gil's visit: 'Broadband: a conversation with Gilberto Gil', which took place 16 February 10:00 am at the SAT (Society for Arts and Technology), 1195 St-Laurent Boulvard. At this event, Gilberto Gil discussed his thoughts on some of the issues that arise when culture intersects with technology and politics. A group of local researchers and activists asked Gil specific questions about issues related to networked communities, technologies of inclusion, governing the Internet, cultural development and Web 2.0. Gil also took questions from the audience.
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The Department of Art History and Communication Studies (AHCS) was pleased to host Dr. Andrew Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology at Simon Fraser University, on 29 March 2007, as part of the departmental speaker series. Dr. Feenberg delivered a lecture entitled “From critical theory of technology to the rational critique of rationality” and also directed a graduate student seminar.
Media@McGill is now able to offer two long-play audio files of Andrew Feenberg's time at McGill. The first is the visit to Darin Barney's Philosophy of Technology graduate seminar; the second is Professor Feenberg's full lecture, entitled From critical theory of technology to the rational critique of rationality. These files are 64k MP3 files that are 56 and 39 MB respectively.