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KMDI – Semaphore Speaker Series – David Gauntlett

Submitted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

David Gauntlett will be presenting at the KMDI-Semaphore Speaker Series. 

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Room 417, Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street, Toronto
This is a FREE event.  Light refreshments, coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

Please RSVP on the link below.
https://kmdisemaphorespeakerseries-davidgauntlett.eventbrite.com

Title: “An Experimental Culture of All Kinds of Things Made by Everybody”

Abstract

The internet was meant to take us to a bright and beautiful place. That didn’t really work out as intended. The tools that enable people to share creative work, exchange ideas and foster inspiration were amazing, but the social media environments were rather too quickly spoiled by greed and abuse. Rather than dwell too long on recriminations, David Gauntlett looks towards a better model — the culture we need next. ‘An Experimental Culture of All Kinds of Things Made by Everybody’ highlights the need for an inclusive, curious and collective culture, offline and online and both.

About Our Speaker

David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Creative Innovation at the Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, since early 2018. He was previously Professor of Creativity and Design, and Director of Research, at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, UK. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), Making is Connecting (2011, second edition 2018), and Making Media Studies (2015). He has worked with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, Tate, and LEGO.

Details for the KMDI-Semaphore Speaker Series are posted on our website link below.

http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/events/

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