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Get the arms trade controlled for human rights!

Get the arms trade controlled for human rights!

Brian Wood, Head of Arms Control and Human Rights, Amnesty International

Discussant: Eyel Weizman, Department of Visual Cultures

Thursday November 28th 6.30-8 Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre

 

Get corporations to pay their taxes!

Get the arms trade controlled for human rights!

Guppi Bola, Global Campaigner with Oxfam

Tim Street, UK Uncut

Discussant: Clea Bourne, Department of Media and Communications

Thursday October 24th 5-7 Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre

 

The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Jose van Dijck, University of Amsterdam

In this invited public lecture, Jose Van Dijck, one of the world’s leading authorities on digital memory practices and social media, will talk on topics from her new book The Culture of Connectivity published by Oxford University Press in March 2013. Jose Van Dijck is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at University of Amsterdam; her previous books include Mediated Memories in a Digital Age (Stanford University Press 2007) and The Transparent Body (University of Washington Press 2005).

Respondents: Noortje Marres, CSISP, Goldsmiths, and Richard MacDonald, Storycircle Project, Goldsmiths

Chaired by Professor Nick Couldry, Media and Communications, Goldsmiths

The lecture is open to all, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Thursday 30 May 2013

5.30-7pm LG02 NAB (New Academic Building)

 

China's Information Society: A Three-Phase Trajectory – Asteroid, Bee, Coliseum

Jack Qiu is at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is the author of Working Class Network Society (MIT Press 2009) and co-author with Manuel Castells of Mobile Communication and Society (MIT Press 2006).

This public talk discusses the contemporary history of China’s information society from the beginning of Internet industry in the 1990s to the widespread of Weibo nowadays. Situated in the larger contexts of industrialization and urbanization, China's information society has gone through three phases – Asteroid, Bee, Coliseum – each demonstrating a unique pattern of institutional formation, labour-capital relationship, and public opinion process. The overall trajectory is moving away from democratization, despite significant trends of citizen journalism and social movement. Why has this been the case? Could it be otherwise?

Wednesday 29 May 2013

5.30-7pm LG01 NAB (New Academic Building)

 

The Daily You: The Current Transformation of Advertising and Its Impact on Media Culture

Joseph Turow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

In this invited public lecture, Joseph Turow, one of the world’s leading experts on the advertising industry and its interfaces with the media industries, will talk on topics from his recent book The Daily You published by Yale University Press in 2011. Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania; he regularly speaks to industry conferences, as well as academic audiences.

This book has been published to exceptional reviews: "An eye-opener that will startle readers, the book offers grist for policy makers and others battling to preserve a shred of privacy in America" Kirkus Reviews. "The Daily You is required reading in today's Web 3.0 age" New Scientist.

Respondents are Chris Peters, Department of Journalism, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and Liz Moor, Media and Communications, Goldsmiths

Chaired by Professor Nick Couldry, Media and Communications, Goldsmiths

The lecture is open to all, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Thursday 2 May 2013

5.30-7pm LG02 NAB (New Academic Building)

 

The Great Iraq War Debate: Was It Worth It? Iraq, Ten Years On

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmiths, University of London invite you to a debate to mark the anniversary of the biggest demonstration in British history against the Iraq War.

Confirmed speakers include, among others, former cabinet minister Clare Short, former shadow defence secretary Bernard Jenkin MP, Times columnist David Aaronovitch, Independent columnist Owen Jones and HuffPost UK’s Mehdi Hasan.

The debate will be introduced by Dr Des Freedman from the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, and will be chaired by HuffPost UK’s Editor-in-Chief, Carla Buzasi.

 

The lecture is open to all, but please reserve your place at www.amiando.com/iraqdebate and please print off your confirmation email and bring it to the event.

Thursday 7 February 2013

6.30-9 pm, Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building (RHB)

Goldsmiths, University of London

For further details please contact Peter Austin (p.austin@gold.ac.uk)