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Media and New Technology in India

December 19, 2011 - December 20, 2011

India International Centre

The two-day symposium will explore international and comparative perspectives on current issues of topical significance to media policy makers in India and abroad. This event will combine both theory and practice, while bringing together a group of top scholars, lawyers and regulators from the international community with a similarly excellent set of speakers from India.

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Cinema in Iran: Circulation, Censorship and Cultural Production

December 16, 2011 - December 17, 2011

ICI, Berlin

In the course of this two-day conference, participants will investigate cinema in Iran as part of Iran’s rich media and cultural ecology.

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ICT4D@Penn Seminar Series: Designing a More Equitable Internet

December 5, 2011
04:00PM - 05:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

In this talk, Dr. Parikh will explore several themes, including a) the design of cheap, “low-fidelity” interaction techniques allowing new populations to interact with and author content; b) the importance of “bottom-up” data for planning and evaluating development projects; and c) how “crowd data processing”, interleaving automated and human-driven steps, can bridge the gap between (a) and (b).

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CGCS Visiting Scholar Seminar: Transcultural Television Formats and their Audiences: A Comparative Study on the Appropriation of the Top Model-Format in Different Cultural Contexts

December 1, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

In this talk, Miriam will present first findings from her Ph.D. research project on global reality television formats and their audiences in different cultural contexts. In particular, the project is concerned with the question of how the narrative of the “gendered enterprising self” is reproduced in the Top Model-format, and how it is appropriated and negotiated by young female viewers in Germany and the USA.

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