[AG-TECH] **Reminder** CITS Brown Bag Next Friday 11/8 at Noon - Topic: To See What We Hear: Mapping Scenes of Wireless Telephony (fwd)

Jonathan C. Humfrey jch at cs.ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 1 14:45:42 CST 2002

We would like to have some remote site participation for this presentation 
next Friday November 8 at noon PST in the Lucky Labrador room (I think).  
Please send me a message if you would like to attend.

Jonathan Humfrey

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Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 11:54:40 -0800
From: Rob Patton <patton at cits.ucsb.edu>
To: cits-announce at cits.ucsb.edu
Subject: **Reminder** CITS Brown Bag Next Friday 11/8 at Noon - Topic: To
    See What We Hear: Mapping Scenes of Wireless Telephony


Please join us next Friday November 8th at Noon.

Professor Lisa Parks of the Film Studies Department will give a talk


Professor Park's talk will focus on research which is the first phase of
a new book project entitled "Kinetic Screens: Epistemologies of Movement
at the Interface," which explores how screen interfaces are
reconfiguring meanings of movement, mobility and motion. 

It is based on research in former Yugoslavia where she examines the
emergence of a thriving wireless industry in the context of postwar
conditions and national reorganization. Mobile telephony has become a
capstone of Slovenia's integration within the European Union and this
technology has been articulated with the production of new
"democratizing" and "capitalist" tendencies within this formerly
communist country. Professor Parks' research is concentrated in the
nation's capital, Ljubljana, where she conducted archival research at
Mobitel, Simobil, and Vega and interviewed executives from these
companies. In addition she has analyzed press, advertising and
promotional discourses that construct wireless technologies as part of
national economic and cultural reform. The work comments on the specific
ways in which new wireless and media technologies have become part of
Slovenia's efforts to redefine its national identity after the break up
of and war within Yugoslavia.

Location: The Collaborative Technologies Laboratory (CTL) formerly known
as the Digital Classroom - Trailer 932, directly East of Davidson
Library.  For a map and description see

Date/Time: November 8th, 2002 at Noon

All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

The talk and audience comments will be broadcast live through the
Internet-based Access Grid, and will also be available later in
streaming form at the CITS web site http://www.cits.ucsb.edu.

This talk is part of the CITS Friday Brown Bag Symposia on Information
Technology and Society. http://www.cits.ucsb.edu/site/events.html

Please feel free to pass this message on to anyone you feel may be
Rob Patton
Program Manager
Center for Information Technology and Society
University of California, Santa Barbara
patton at cits.ucsb.edu

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