Media Advisory: Media@McGill hosts technology, art and society symposium


One-day event to explore technology with artists, academics and activists

In the spirit of fostering dialogue about the study and practices of media, ethics and communications, Media@McGill is pleased to sponsor [CTRL] : TAS, a one-day public symposium that will bring together artists, community members and scholars dedicated to exploring the role of technology in art and society. The two session symposium has been organized by the [CTRL] Collective, which develops and supports collaborative events in academic settings that reach beyond the usual conference format to directly incorporate the arts and independent productions.

What: [CTRL] TAS Symposium on Technology, Art and Society


When: Thursday, May 17, 2007
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Democracy, Art & Media

This discussion panel includes Montreal collectives and organizations working in technology art and new media. Panelists include Adam Bobbette (Centre Canadien d’Architecture), Dru Oja Jay (Fair Trade Media), Micheal Lenczner (Île Sans Fil), Aaron Pollard (Oboro) and Devora Neumark (Levier Project). Admission is free and all are welcome.

Where: Banquet Room, Thomson House, 3635 McTavish St., Montreal


When: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. McKenzie Wark – Gamer Theory
McKenzie Wark is Professor of Cultural and Media Studies at Lang College, New School University. He is the author of several books, most recently A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory. His keynote lecture will address the significance of video games as the emergent cultural form of our times. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Where: Adams Auditorium, 3450 University St., Montreal

The [CTRL] : TAS Symposium is sponsored by the Beaverbrook Fund for Media@McGill with assistance from the McGill Post-Graduate Students’ Society and the McGill Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Students Society. Media@McGill is a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture. Its activities are supported by a range of sources, notably the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

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Contact Information

Allison Flynn
McGill University
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