June 4-6, 2009 – IGS Co-Sponsoring Media Conversations VI 2009

The Institute of General Semantics is co-sponsoring Media Conversations VI 2009: An International Conference on Youth, Media, and Education, this coming June 4-6, 2009. Other co-sponsors include Pratt InstituteFordham University, The Media Ecology Association, and The Players Club.

Participants include IGS Executive Director Lance Strate, IGS President Martin H. Levinson, IGS Trustee Thom Gencarelli, ETC Editor Bill Petkanas, 2006 AKML speaker Renee Hobbs, and Alan Hayakawa, son of S. I. Hayakawa and co-author of the fifth edition of Language in Thought and Action.

Media Conversations VI
An International Conference on Youth, Media, and Education

June 4-6, 2009
New York, New York

Co-sponsored by
Pratt Institute
Fordham University
The Players Club
Media Ecology Association
Institute of General Semantics


Thursday, June 4th
Pratt Institute
144 West 14th St., 2nd. floor

5.30-6.30pm – Multimedia Presentation
Thus Spoke the Spectacle

Eric Goodman and Mike Stevens

6.30-8.00pm – Welcome and Screening
‘The Bungled and the Botched’ : The Necessity of Psychological Sustainability

David Walczyk, Pratt Institute
Followed by …
The Manhattan Premiere of the film Consuming Kids (67 minutes)

8.00-9.30pm – Keynote Address
Introduced by

Tula Gianini, Dean, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science
Teaching media literacy in our schools: why it is so easy to do badly and so hard to do well”
Tom DeZengotita, Dalton School/New York University/Harper’s Magazine

Friday Morning and Afternoon, June 5th
Pratt Institute
144 West 14th St., 2nd. floor

10:00am-12:00pm – Panel Discussion
Media Education and the Future of Journalism

Cynthia Walker, Saint Peter’s College (moderator)
Donna Halper, Lesley University
Alan Hayakawa, Patriot News
Neil Hickey, Columbia Journalism Review
Beth Knobel, Fordham University
Alex Wright, New York Times

1.00-3:00pm – Panel Discussion
Childhood and Media

Jessica Hochman, Pratt Institute (moderator)
Gretchen Hams-Caserotti, Darien Public Library
Twila Liggett, Marymount Manhattan College
Ed Miller, Alliance for Childhood
Mary Rothschild, Healthy Media Choices
Rosemarie Truglio, Sesame Workshop

3:30-5:30pm – Panel Discussion
New Media Literacies

Paul Guzzardo, Urban Designer and Media Activist (moderator)
Thomas Gillespie, Quinnipiac University
Peter Gutierrez, Curriculum Developer; NCTE Commission on Media
Alex Quinn, Games for Change
David Walczyk, Pratt Institute

Friday Evening, June 5th
The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South
(Note: E. 20th St. btw Park Ave. South & 3rd Ave. is renamed Gramercy Park South)

7:30-9:30pm – Panel Discussion
Heroes and Role Models in Movies and Other Media

Meir Ribalow, Fordham University (moderator)
Maria Cooper Janis, Filmmaker
Susan McGregor, Friend’s Way
Lee Pfeiffer, Cinema Retro
Victor Slezak, Actor
Lance Strate, Fordham University

Saturday, June 6th
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
McMahon Hall Lounge
155 West 60th St. (btw Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.)

10.00-12.00pm – Panel Discussion
Media Education in the Global Village

Ron L. Jacobson, Fordham University (moderator)
Mary Bosco Amakwe, Seton Hall University
Paul Mihailidis, Hofstra University
Holly Morganelli, Pratt Institute
Jordi Torrent, Media Literacy Education Project, UN-Alliance of Civilizations & Duende Pictures

1.00-3.00pm – Screening and Discussion
The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project)

Katherine Fry, Brooklyn College/The LAMP
D.C. Vito, The LAMP

3:30-5:30pm – Panel Discussion
Mapping the Media

Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College (moderator)
Renee Hobbs, Temple University
Dan Latorre, Scholastic Magazines
Martin Levinson, Institute of General Semantics
Bill Petkanas, Western Connecticut State University

(updated May 31, 2009)

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