The Conversation continues …
Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Timeless Space & Values
In this cyberspace era, fantasy, science fiction, and “fake news” seem as real as reality, depending on your perspective. Join the intriguing second session of the 2017 series, featuring stories and musical performances along with conversation as an Emmy-winning journalist and musician, a senior producer at KPCC, a renowned communication/media scholar and historian, track the impact and implications of fantasy, science fiction and “the face of the news,” from the turn of the 20th century through today to bring their value back down-to-earth.
Allison Carruth, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the English Dept., the Institute for Society & Genetics, and Institute of the Environment & Sustainability at UCLA, directs the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, focusing on American food culture, new media, and environmental narrative.
Henry Jenkins, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts & Education at USC, was among the first to chart how interactive media impacts society, politics, and culture. Author of over a dozen seminal books, his most recent, By Any Means Necessary, explores civic Imagination.
Michael Saler, Ph.D., Professor of History at UC Davis and author of the acclaimed work, As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality. His reviews appear in the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
Rubén Martínez, writer, performer & Emmy Award-winning journalist, holds the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature and Writing at Loyola Mary Mount University and is an artist in residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. He hosts VARIEDADES, a Los Angeles “performance salon,” harkening to the early 20th century Mexican Vaudeville.*
Oscar Garza, Senior Producer of KPCC’s daily arts and entertainment program, The Frame.Garza held several senior editor positions at the Los Angeles Times, including Deputy Editor of the Sunday Magazine, Editor of the Daily Calendar section, and Arts Editor. Garza is an occasional host for the Zócalo lecture series in Los Angeles, where he has conducted public interviews with Luis Valdez, Cheech Marin, Culture Clash, writer Larry Wilmore of The Daily Show, music producer Hal Willner, film director Carl Franklin, and musician Ceci Bastida.
Lynell George, an award-winning L.A.-based journalist, covers arts, culture, and social issues. Former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly, she is a columnist for KCET’s Artbound and Departures. Her pieces have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, Ms., the Chicago Tribune, and more.
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