Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another extra credit option: Balsamo lecture

For 10 points extra credit: Attend the following event; participate in the event (ask a question; respond to a question, whatever is appropriate) and then write a 500-word essay about a point raised in this lecture and your thorough response to it (then email it to by 6 p.m. April 20).

"Highlighting faculty and student research, scholarship and artistic expression

The Creative Media and Digital Culture in Liberal Arts invited speaker will be Dr. Anne Balsamo, Professor in the University of California School Of Cinematic Arts.

Dr. Balsamo's work focuses on the relationship between the culture and technology. This focus informs her practice as a scholar, researcher, new media designer and entrepreneur. She is currently a Professor of Interactive Media in the School of Cinematic Arts, and of Communications in the Annenberg School of Communications. From 2004-2007, she served as the Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. In 2002, she co-founded Onomy Labs, Inc. a Silicon Valley technology design and fabrication company that builds cultural technologies. Previously she was a member of RED (Research on Experimental Documents), a collaborative research group at Xerox PARC who created experimental reading devices and new media genres. She served as project manager and new media designer for the development of RED's interactive museum exhibit, XFR: Experiments in the Future of Reading.

Dr. Balsamo will be delivering a presentation titled, “Designing Culture: The technological Imagination at Work”."

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