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Center for Media at Risk Colloquium: Cherian George

Cherian George shares early-stage research from his current book project on cartoon censorship. Based on case studies from around the world, the book aims to enrich the concept of censorship by explicating its various forms, ranging from censorship by the state to self-censorship, as well as attacks triggered by the appropriation of cartoons for symbolic purposes never intended by the artist.

Control Societies Speaker Series: Cindy Tekobbe

Lecture title and abstract forthcoming.

About Cindy Tekobbe

Cindy Tekobbe joined the University of Alabama’s Department of English in 2015. Her research interests include rhetorics of gender identities and sexualities, feminisms, cultures, networks and technologies, indigeneities and survivance, and the literacy and cultural practices of digital communities.

Control Societies Speaker Series: Wendy Chun

This talk draws from Chun's current book project, Discriminating Data: Neighborhoods, Individuals, Proxies, which investigates the centrality of race, gender, class and sexuality to machine learning and network analytics.  Unpacking key technical concepts—from correlation to proxies, factor analysis to deep learning—it reveals how these principles can foster acrimony and segregation and, through their default assumptions and conditions, amplify the societal and “human” prejudices that they were developed to negate.

MARC Lecture with Dr. Efrat Daskal

Join the Media Activism Research Collective (MARC) for the last meeting of the semester and special speaker event with Dr. Efrat Daskal on December 6th from 12-1PM in ASC room 224.

Dr. Daskal (Northwestern) will discuss the results of her study about digital rights activism which was funded by the Annenberg Internet Policy Observatory. 

Symposium - "Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk"

Cartoons are among the most basic forms of political commentary, but their simplicity also renders them vulnerable to attack. Today’s threats range from direct attacks by governments to self-censorship by publishers and the crossfire of the culture wars. This symposium brings together leading artists and experts to discuss the power and precarity of cartoons in America and around the world.


Film Screening - Until and Unless: Decriminalizing Queer India

We welcome you to attend the world premiere of, "Until and Unless," on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the International House. This short documentary film engages the decriminalization of sodomy in India. This event includes a reception with food and beverages and a talk back with Bengali LGBTKH* activists Sintu Bagui, Netu Giri, Dr. Soma Roy (also featured in the film).

Doors open at 5:30PM
Film starts at 6:00PM
Free Admission. RSVP required


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