The Limits of Digital Revolution: How Mass Media Culture Endures in a Social Media World

Last week Dr. Derek Hyrnyshyn came to McMaster University to discuss the launch of his newest publication The Limits of the Digital Revolution: How Mass Media Culture Endures in a Social Media World. 

In this examination of the politics of digital culture, Dr. Hrynyshyn explores the ways in which social media shapes popular culture and how social power is expressed through them. By examining social media in their historical context – of emergence in a mass mediated cultural system – he critiques the dominant image of social media as social equalizer. The book argues that social media do as much to reproduce social inequalities as they do to challenge them.

Sharing the stage with Dr. Hyrnyshrn were McMaster University’s Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia faculty members Dr. Sara Bannerman, Dr. Philip Savage, and Dr. Dilyana Mincheva, all of whom engaged in a conversation surrounding the liberating and confining capabilities of social media.

BOOK TALK: Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

BOOK TALK: Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

by Marc Raboy, Full Professor, Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications, McGill University Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Friday March 24 2017

2:30-4PM

Location: Wilson Building (LRW), rm. 2001

Prof. Raboy will discuss his recently-published book, Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World (OUP, 2016), which has been  short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for English-language non-fiction and short-listed for the RBC Taylor Prize.  His book has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Nature. It has been long-listed for the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. It was listed by the National Post as one of the top 99 books of 2016, by Nature as one of the top 20 books of 2016, and is the subject of a CBC Ideas episode.

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