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KMDI-Semaphore Speaker Series – David Gauntlett
Thu, February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The internet was meant to take us to a bright and beautiful place. That didn’t really work out as intended. The tools that enable people to share creative work, exchange ideas and foster inspiration were amazing, but the social media environments were rather too quickly spoiled by greed and abuse. Rather than dwell too long on recriminations, David Gauntlett looks towards a better model — the culture we need next. ‘An Experimental Culture of All Kinds of Things Made by Everybody’ highlights the need for an inclusive, curious and collective culture, offline and online and both.
About Our Speaker
David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Creative Innovation at the Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, since early 2018. He was previously Professor of Creativity and Design, and Director of Research, at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, UK. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), Making is Connecting (2011, second edition 2018), and Making Media Studies (2015). He has worked with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, Tate, and LEGO.