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Platforms to the World – Opening Plenary Session
January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Throughout the 21st century, emerging media platforms like social media or virtual reality have promised ever faster and more intimate connections with people around the world. At the same time, media technologies themselves, like drones and surveillance cameras, contribute to the reinforcement of social divisions and political borders. How do we reconcile these contradictory uses of media? The Platforms to the World plenary will address this question through an interactive discussion and multimedia presentation.
Panelists for this session include Feng-Mei Heberer (NYU), Carlos Jimenez (U of Denver) and Shannon Mattern (The New School) and ATEC professor Juan Llamas-Rodriguez as moderator. This session ultimately invites attendees to think about the relationship between our uses of media and the making and unmaking of borders in everyday life.
Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.