Speaker Series

The Rise of a Hybrid Giant: Google’s Infrastructure and the End of Network Neutrality

Scholars in Town Speakers Series John Harris Stevenson Ph.D. candidate, University of Toronto iSchool During the first decade of the 2000s, Google Inc. was a strong proponent of the principle of network neutrality, the notion that all Internet traffic should be treated more or less equally. In his book The Master Switch, Tim Wu argued … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 at 6pm: Attallah Lecture featuring Dr. Mia Consalvo
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March 3, 2016 at 6pm: Attallah Lecture featuring Dr. Mia Consalvo

The CGC is pleased to announce that this year’s speaker for the annual Attallah Lecture will be Dr. Mia Consalvo. Dr. Consalvo is Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University. She is the author of Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Video Games. She runs the mLab, which is developing innovative methods for … Continue reading

Speaker Series: Jumping the Shark: The Meditization of Canadian Politics from 1975 to 2011
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Speaker Series: Jumping the Shark: The Meditization of Canadian Politics from 1975 to 2011

Please join the Communication department in our last speaker series this semester.  Shannon Sampert from the University of Winnipeg is going to give a public talk titled “Jumping the Shark: The Meditization of Canadian Politics from 1975 to 2011”.  This talk will be held on December 10 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the School … Continue reading

Full Video- 2014 Attallah Lecture Series: Dr. Jack Halberstam “Queer Gaming, Glitches and Going Turbo”
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Full Video- 2014 Attallah Lecture Series: Dr. Jack Halberstam “Queer Gaming, Glitches and Going Turbo”

The Communication Graduate Caucus (CGC) was thrilled to host 2014 Attallah lecture speaker Jack Halberstam.  This lecture took place as a part of the 2014 CGC Annual Student Conference. Thanks to the Faculty of Public Affairs, a full copy of the talk is available below Speaker bio: Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, … Continue reading

Speaker Series: Dr. Leon Gurevitch on Google Warming
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Speaker Series: Dr. Leon Gurevitch on Google Warming

Please join us welcoming Dr. Leon Gurevitch for a speaker series organized by the Communication Studies department on Google Warming: From Media Ecology to Ecology as Media.  This event will be held on Friday, November 15 from 14:30 to 16:00 at River Building Room 3201 (map). Dr. Leon Gurevitch is the director of the Culture … Continue reading

UNESCO, Freedom of Speech and Internet Universality
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UNESCO, Freedom of Speech and Internet Universality

Dr. Berger will discuss UNESCO’s exploration of the concept of “Internet Universality” and the contention that international standards of online freedom of speech are one of the normative prerequisites for the universality of the Internet. Dr. Berger headed the School of Journalism & Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa from 1994-2010. In 2011 … Continue reading