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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Faye Ginsburg - Screening Disabilities in a Digital Age

Hi, everyone.  I just learned about Faye Ginsburg's talk next week at NYU and am passing along the event info.

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New York University's Department of Cinema Studies presents

a talk by Faye Ginsburg

Screening Disabilities in a Digital Age

Wednesday, February 15, 6:15PM
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Cinema Studies

721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater

Free and open to the public.

This talk -- built on current research on cultural innovations in the screen presence and citizenship status of people with disabilities who are an estimated 17% of the population  -- addresses how documentaries, narratives, film festivals and interactive digital technologies are providing unanticipated and powerful platforms for those with disabilities to communicate to a broad range of publics, asserting an alternative sense of personhood, without requiring typical others to interpret for them, while enhancing the possibilities for forming new kinds of community.  At its broadest, this work asks how the digital might help us rethink the cultural parameters of humanity and the deeper discriminations of the social.

Faye Ginsburg is Director of the interdisciplinary Center for Media, Culture and History and Kriser Professor of Anthropology at NYU. Author/editor of four books, and recipient of numerous grants and awards (including a MacArthur Fellowship), her work addresses formations of cultural activism and emergent communities, from her early work on abortion activists, to her longstanding work on Indigenous media, to her current research on cultural innovation and cognitive disabilities.

NYU's Department of Cinema Studies
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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