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Sunday, August 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
[Panel 6] Analyzing Disruptive Tactics and Strategies in Media Activism

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Our 21st century media environment has grown more immersive and predominant with the invention of communication technologies such as telephones, satellites, video cameras, and computers. We are all now electronically connected, able to communicate, observe, and react to what is happening anywhere in the world in an instant. How do we make sense of and trust these myriad electronic messages and their messengers, or even know or understand who or what is behind the code that creates and designs our mediated reality? More importantly, how can we have agency to disrupt and change the mainstream media’s dominant control over most of these messages? This panel will share our knowledge of disruptive media activism by examining its historical origins, current code-controlled aesthetics, and strategies to promote community-based digital storytelling.

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Lorna Boschman

Post-doctoral researcher and Project Co-Ordinator, University of British Columbia Cancer's Margins
Lorna Boschman is a leading Canadian new media/video artist whose work has helped to define community engagement within the field of social practice. She has achieved artistic accreditation and has been honoured with many awards (From the Inside/OUT!; (2000) NFB Kathleen Shannon Award... Read More →
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Vicki Moulder

Artist, PhD Candidate, ISEA2015 Performance Chair, Simon Fraser University
Vicki Moulder is an artist and PhD candidate studying at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She holds a Master of Arts from SIAT and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in visual communications. Molder is a pioneer... Read More →
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Robin Oppenheimer

Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts
Robin Oppenheimer is a Seattle-based internationally recognized media arts historian, curator and scholar who has worked in the field since 1980. She was Executive Director of two media arts centers in Atlanta (IMAGE Film/Video 1984-89) and Seattle (911 Media Arts 1989-95). She was... Read More →

Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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