On Thursday, April 18, Dr. Charlotte Biltekoff, author of Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health and Associate Professor of American Studies and Food Science and Technology, UC Davis, gave the final Humanities on the Edge lecture of the 2018-2019 academic year to a room filled to capacity at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Dr. Biltekoff began by contextualizing the boom in awareness and interest in natural food through the history of Natural Products Exp
It is no secret that many of us, no matter our political affiliation, have come to rely on the connections and communities we find online. It’s also no secret, by now, that online communities are ripe for manipulation, that our information is bought and sold, and that issues of privacy and security abound. Dr. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University's Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in SFU School of Communication, is not one to despair in the face of all this. He
Continuing with this year’s theme of “Post-Truth Futures,” Wendy Chun will kick-start the spring semester lecture series with “Cultivating Online Spaces: Social Media as Laboratory.” Chun is currently Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication. Before heading north, Chun spent nearly twenty years at Brown University as both Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Culture and Media. You can expect to see her in Linc
In a January 2017 appearance on Meet the Press, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, defended then Press Secretary Shawn Spicer’s use of “alternative facts” to describe the crowds at President Trump’s inauguration (Sinderbrand). The contentiousness of the television segment signaled that more was to come of what had already been playing out in media coverage of U.S. politics. As can be seen in this clip, Conway’s interviewer and NBC moderator, Chuck Todd, tried to ta
This year’s Humanities on the Edge series addresses the question of “Post-Truth Futures.” The first lecture, “The Rhetoric of Sanctuary in the Post Truth Era,” will come from Kent A. Ono, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30pm in the Sheldon Museum of Art. In his 2012 essay “Borders that Travel: Matters of the Figural Border,” Ono discusses the definition of borders not at the material level but the figural.