Learning 2.0: Digital Cultures, Media and Citizenship for a New Millennium

Learning 2.0: Digital Cultures, Media and Citizenship for a New Millennium
A Faculty of Education UBC Celebrate Learning Event

OCTOBER 3, 2008, 12-2 pm
Neville Scarfe building
310 – 2125 Main Mall, UBC
Light lunch provided
Free and Open to the Public, with RSVP
RSVP by September 30 ccfi@interchange.ubc.ca

DR. MEGAN BOLER – Professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE, University of Toronto
DR. DARIN BARNEY – Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, and Associate Professor,
Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
DR. DOUGLAS KELLNER – George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair and Professor,    Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA

Learning 2.0: Digital Cultures, Media and Citizenship for a New Millennium
Internationally renowned invited scholars present leading-edge research on  Digital Cultures, Citizenship and New Media and take up key questions regarding education in what Castells has termed the “Network Society”. This scholarship foregrounds the ways in which key elements of education itself, such as “the right to know,” shift significantly by means of careful analytic theorization of the impact of the Internet, convergent new media, social networks, and digital socialities.

Pause for Thought: Millennial Citizenship, and Making Sense of “Truth(s)” and Media Politics through Satire  – Megan Boler
Despite widespread lack of faith in media and politicians, web-based multimedia digital dissent and other sociable web practices reflect diverse desires, rationales, and discourses striving to render sensible and coherent the political media landscape. This talk explores the motivations of user-generators, or producers of  “digital dissent” – digital political art, blogs, and tactical media.

Raising the Innovation Nation: Technology, Citizenship  and Education – Darin Barney
What does it mean to practice citizenship in the midst of technology, and what role does education play in cultivating or frustrating this practice? Arguing that engagement in political judgment is the central practice of citizenship, this talk explores the extent to which material and cultural conditions in technological societies support or undermine the possibility of politics, and what becomes of education in these circumstances.

Digital Cultures, Media and the Transformation of Citizenship– Douglas Kellner
Digital cultures are transforming the nature of research, communication, writing, and art, while proliferating novel cultural forms from My Space to YouTube. Using the US Presidential Election as a case study, this talk  discusses the cultural transformations involved in the digitization of culture and the implication for politics, education, and citizenship and provides a critical analysis of digital literacy and the transformation of education needed to meet the challenges of a new era.

PRESENTED BY: Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI) Noted Scholars Lecture Series, Faculty of Education, Knowledge Media Network, and Network of Centres and Institutes in Education (NCIE)

CCFI is in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia (UBC)

309 – 2125 Main Mall • Tel.: 604 822 6502 • http://www.ccfi.educ.ubc.ca


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