The starting point of this conference is the 50 year anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media and the idea of “the global village”.
It aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds together around the issue of the modern city. Please pass on the call and get in touch with any queries. In addition to standard papers we are asking for proposals for a range of activities: workshops, panel discussions, book launches etc. So feel free to propose something of interest.
THE MEDIATED CITY – Part Two – Los Angeles
…50 years in the global village – an examination of the modern city in the technological age
Place: Los Angeles
Dates: October 01-03, 2014
Host: Woodbury University
2014 marks the fifty-year anniversary of one of the 20th century’s most influential texts - Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan not only introduced the media-as-the-message, it presented the world with the metaphor of the global village.
Half a century after the publication of this revolutionary text, The Mediated City – Los Angeles – Conference seeks to explore the multiple ways in which the city of today is experienced, perceived, represented and constructed as a ‘mediated’ phenomenon.
15 Feb 2014 Deadline for abstracts
15 June 2014 Deadline for full papers / detailed proposals
01 Oct 2014 Conference – Los Angeles (Woodbury University)
Dr. Graham Cairns
Ravensbourne (University College)
020 3040 3500
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