Professor Hector Postigo will speak as part of the Plenary Panel for the Choices and Challenges Forum on Intellectual Property in the Digital Age hosted at Virginia Tech on February 27, 2014. He will discuss copyright law, cultural production and digital technology with Karin Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs; Paul Brigner, Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society; Adrian Johns, Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History at the University of Chicago; and Elizabeth Stark, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX at Stanford University. More information about the event can be found here. Please forward this to those you feel may find attending or following the Forum outcomes useful.
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Congratulations to Professor John Campbell, whose paper titled “Whistle While You Work: The Immaterial Labor of Disney Fans” has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 22-26 in Seattle.
Congratulations to Professor Matthew Lombard and M&C alum Matthew Jones, Chair of the Department of Communication at County College of Morris, whose article “Telepresence and Sexuality: A Review and a Call to Scholars,” has been published in Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments. The article is available here.
An audio interview with Professor Hector Postigo about his book The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright, is available on Human Sciences, a Temple Libraries’ blog. The interview is just over an hour long and can be found online here.
Congratulations to M&C alum Leanne Chang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications & New Media at National University of Singapore, and Professor Thomas Jacobson, on the publication of their article (with third author Weiyu Zhang) titled, “A Communicative Action Approach to Evaluating Citizen Support for A Government’s Smoking Policies.” The article appears in the current issue of the Journal of Communication (volume 63, number 6). Details are here.
Congratulations to Professor and SMC Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies Patrick Murphy, on the publication of two book chapters:
“The Abbreviated Field Experience in Audience Ethnography” appears in The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. Vol. 3: Audience and Interpretation in Media Studies, edited by Radhika Parameswaran and published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Congratulations to Professor Heather Lamar, who has been selected from a competitive peer reviewed process to be part of the University of Texas – Austin “New Agendas in Strategic Communication” book project and research symposium. Heather will be contributing a chapter about narrative persuasion and audience engagement through emergent media across a variety of strategic communication contexts (political communication, health communication, PR, risk/science communication, and more).
Congratulations to Professor Brooke Duffy, whose book, “Remake, Remodel: Women’s Magazines in the Digital Age,” is now officially in print; details are here.
Brooke also recently presented the 2013 Social Thought Program Lecture in Communications at Pennsylvania State University. The title of her talk was, “The Romance of Work: Gender and Aspirational Labor in Contemporary Culture Industries”; more information is available here.
Congratulations to Professor Heather LaMarre, whose article (with second author Yoshikazu Suzuki-Lambrecht) has been published in Public Relations Review. The article is titled “Tweeting Democracy? Examining Twitter as an online public relations strategy for congressional campaigns’”; more information is available here.
Congratulations to P rofessor Deborah Cai and M&C students Jennifer Midberry and Yuanxin Wang on the publication of the article “Modeling Topic Control to Detect Influence in Conversations Using Nonparametric Topic Models” by Viet-An Nguyen, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Philip Resnik, Deborah A. Cai, Jennifer E. Midberry, Yuanxin Wang in the journal Machine Learning. More information about the article is available here.