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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Carlos Scolari (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

When: Thursday, April 21, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the upcoming seminar of the Spring 2022 quarter, happening on April 21, at 12-1 PM US CT.

Carlos Scolari (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) will give a presentation entitled “On the evolution of media: Understanding media change.”

Abstract: Since the emergence of the WWW the media ecology has gone through deep transformations. Many scholars are struggling to contextualize and explain the deep transformation of the entire media ecosystem. In the last decades many scholars have applied evolutionary metaphors in their theoretical discourses and analytical practices. My presentation will map those contributions and delineate a media evolutionary approach to go beyond the superficial application of Darwinian metaphors. 

Carlos A. Scolari is Full Professor at the Department of Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona), where he coordinates the PhD Program in Communication. His last books are Media Evolution (2019) and Cultura Snack (2020). He was the PI of the H2020 TRANSLITERACY project (2015-18) and now coordinates the PLATCOM project.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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