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Networked: The news in transition

Leading new-media academic Adrienne Russell examines the underlying cultural changes that reflect the new news reality.

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Sexy Inc.: Our Children Under Influence

Bissonnette’s documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people.
Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our children, where marketing and advertising are targeting younger and younger audiences and bombarding them with sexual and sexist images.
Sexy Inc. suggests various ways of countering hypersexualization and the eroticization of childhood and invites us to rally against this worrying phenomenon.

TEDxManitoba – TJ Dawe: An Experiment in Collective Intelligence

TJ Dawe writes, performs, directs, and creates new theatre
pieces. Based in Vancouver, he’s been touring theatre
and comedy festivals in Canada and the US for 13
years, with no signs of slowing down. He has six
published plays and a humour book. He perpetually
juggles a dozen or so new projects, and blogs a lot at
beamsandstruts.com—a magazine for hungry brains
and thirsty souls.