Ryerson University hosts Media Ecology Association’s 15th Annual Convention

Ryerson Campus

International conference to explore role of cultural and creative industries in a techno-centric society

 June 17, 2014

On Thursday June 19, Ryerson University will host the Media Ecology Association’s annual convention, a first in Toronto. The four day convention,Confronting Technopoly: Creativity and the Creative Industries in Global Perspective, will probe how creativity and the cultural or creative industries might evolve in relation to technology. Conference highlights include:

Keynote Speaker – Ronald J. Deibert
Paul Kennedy, longtime host of CBC radio’s IDEAS will introduce keynote speaker Ronald J. Deibert, an expert on issues related to technology, media, and world politics who will give a talk entitled “The Geopolitics of Cyberspace.”  — Saturday, June 21, 4:15 p.m., Ryerson Library

Commemoration and Reception – Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan’s commitment to Ryerson and influential work in Understanding Media will be honored with a formal room dedication and commemoration, with remarks Donald J. Gillies and Eric McLuhan. — Thursday, June 19, 5:30 p.m., Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street

Performance  – Innis’s Foray
Award-winning actor Eric Peterson will play the title character in this one act play by novelist, playwright and journalist, Rick Salutin. — Friday, June 20, 12:15 p.m., Ryerson Library

A full program listing can be found at http://www.media-ecology.org/activities/index.html

WHAT: Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association:
Confronting Technopoly: Creativity & the Creative Industries in Global Perspective
WHEN: Thursday, June 19 – Sunday, June 22, 2014
WHERE:  Ryerson University, Toronto, ON


Mente et Artificio (With Mind and Skill)

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