The Content and Context of Digital Culture: Production, Distribution, Consumption
On November 7th and 8th, Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at CU will offer a symposium about emerging forms of communication and their uses for sustaining contemporary culture and society. The symposium parallels CU’s ongoing efforts to adjoin the studies of communication, multimedia storytelling, commercial design, studies of technology, and the digital arts and humanities as a part of the campus Information, Communication, Journalism, Media and Technology (ICJMT) process.
Speakers and panelists will discuss current research, describe ongoing projects, and introduce future ideas about media literacy as a basic requirement in a modern liberal education, the growth and meaning of digital networks, digital media entrepreneurship, and more. The symposium will also expose a wide range of interdisciplinary possibilities for campus research and education.
This event is the first of two symposia sponsored by the JMC in support of CU’s ICJMT Initiative. Launched by Provost Russell Moore, the initiative is working towards creating a new school or college that will engage in the areas of information, communication, journalism, media and technology (ICJMT).
The second event will take place on February 27-29, 2012.
Patricia Aufderheide, Professor of Film and Media Arts at American University
Adrienne Russell, Associate Professor of Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver
Tom Streeter, Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont
All events are free and open to the public. CU faculty and students are encouraged to attend.
For more information, please contact Christina Lefevre-Gonzalez at Christina.Gonzalez@colorado.edu or at 303-735-5795.
Sponsored by Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder.