[Air-l] Convention - Media Ecology Association June 5-8

J Sternberg netberg at compuserve.com
Fri May 2 12:35:11 PDT 2003

Convention Reminder:  Pre-Registration deadline: May 5
The Fourth Annual Convention of the MEA

Sponsored by
The Hofstra University School of Communication and Hofstra Cultural Center,
Hempstead, New York
Remapping Communication Environments
June 5-8, 2003

Both current and new Members who pre-register by May 5, 2003 get a 
special pre-registration rate. Simply download the Pre-Registration Form 
on the MEA website, fill it out, and send it with your check to the 
address on the form. Payment from outside the U.S. can be made through 
PayPal®. Simply access our international payments page.

Keynote Speaker:
James W. Carey, School of Journalism, Columbia University, author of 
Communication as Culture
Plenary Sessions:
Camille Paglia, University of the Arts, author of Sexual Personae
Leonard Shlain, University of California at San Francisco, author of The 
Alphabet Versus the Goddess
Marvin Kitman, Media Columnist, Newsday

Themes of the convention:
-How technology is reshaping our media landscape
-New communication platforms and old communication environments
-Information technology and place
-Ghettoes in the global village - the technology divide
-Urban and suburban communication environments
-Media content
-Media and religion
-Ethics in media
-Transforming public life and private life
-Creating social spaces
-Digital economics and the changing media landscape
-Sustainable digital communities
-Non-technological communication in a media world
-Understanding new communication environment in media history
-Media and cultural change
-Language and the new communication technologies

Special Screening:
Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me! - a film about Edmund Carpenter by 
John Bishop and Harald Prins

Hofstra offers a limited number of dorm rooms at $31 per person, per 
night. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To 
reserve, please send check or money order to the address listed on the 
Pre-Registration Form. No PayPal® payment is available for dorm rooms.

Contact Assistant Dean Carol Drummer [comcjd at hofstra.edu], School of 
Communication, at 516-463-5217 or the Convention Coordinators: Barbara 
Kelly [jrnbmk at hofstra.edu] at 516-463-4100 or Sue Drucker 
[sphsjd at hofstra.edu]


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