【06月06日】Janell Watson:文化工業與知識經濟
 
發布時間: 2019-05-29 瀏覽次數: 15

英華人文系列講座129

文化工業與知識經濟


主講人:Janell Watson教授

主持人:王欣教授

時間:201966日(周四)1330-1500

地點:虹口校區會議中心凱旋廳

主辦單位:英語學院


內容簡介:In their seminal 1944 essay on the Culture Industry, Adorno and Horkheimer argued that standardized mass entertainment, especially cinema and radio, transforms the consciousness of the masses by mimicking the rhythms of factory production, further integrating workers into the capitalist system. Today, the tools of knowledge work also deliver news and entertainment. The smartphone in my pocket is a mobile office, a miniature movie house, a radio, and an encyclopedia. What has changed since mass media evolved into interactive media, given that a few wealthy capitalists still control the forms while monetizing the content? I will argue that the smartphone externalizes human consciousness by plugging affect and perception to a small machine.


主講人簡介:Janell Watson is professor at Virginia Tech University. Her major publications include: books, Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proust and Guattari’s Diagrammatic Thought. She is Editor of the minnesota review: a journal of creative and critical writing. 



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