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"Publishing Learning from YouTube" - Alexandra Juhasz, Pitzer College

Mon, Nov 23, 2009, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Communications 150 (Studio C)

Professor Juhasz will address her experience in Fall 2007 and Fall 2008 when she taught an experimental online course to learn the strengths and limitations of moving a set of common experiences (teaching, learning, and “writing”) fully into the digital space.  Professor Juhasz now faces the challenges of translating the trials and tribulations of adapting her experiments in Web 2.0 pedagogy into a digital “book.”  Her work thus thematizes and reflects on a new era of digital arts and academic publishing, including new approaches to audience, montage, linearity, interactivity, network, and temporality.  Professor Juhasz's talk explains how this publication will speak to an audience of scholars, committed intellectuals, and media activists through its simple interface, referring to that which it critiques and simultaneously performing what YouTube precludes.

Alexandra Juhasz is a Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College, where she teaches video production and film and video theory.  Since producing The Watermelon Woman (Dir. Cheryl Dunye) in 1996, Professor Juhasz has produced or directed fifteen documentaries on feminist issues ranging from teenage sexuality to AIDS.  She is currently working on a web book entitled Media Praxis: A Radical Web-Site Integrating Theory Practice and Politics.


This event is sponsored by the Film & Digital Media Department and the Arts Research Institute.