New Media Symposium

On Saturday April 25, ASIS&T and SILSSA will be jointly hosting a New Media Symposium at PMC room 609 from 2pm to 7pm.

Our Keynote Speaker is Alex Wright, information architect at the NY Times and author of Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages!

PANEL 1: THEORY (3pm – 4:45pm)

Michael Mandiberg, Senior Fellow at Eyebeam
Emily Larned from Booklyn
Jenna Freedman the Zine Librarian at Barnard
Thomas Allen HarrisFilm maker, Journalist, Artist
Marcus Gilroy-Ware – Visiting Lecturer, Online Journalism, at City University, London

PANEL 2: PRACTICE will feature recent Pratt graduates & recruiters who can talk to us about getting the most out of our education, in relation to entering the workforce.

Vincent Au- Information Architect, ROKKAN
Terence Fitzgerald – Taxonomy Systems Analyst, AOL
Sari Harris –
Senior Information Architect, ThumbPlay
Tim Salazar –
Assistant Vice President Client Experience, JP Morgan
Erin Scime –
Senior Content Strategist, HUGE
James Redick
 – Design Analyst, Frog Design

There will be a break in between panels for schmoozing, wine, and cheese, and following the symposium we will direct attendees across the street to Flannery’s Bar for informal discussions of the topics covered throughout the day.

Here is a link to the event flyer.

To see the official description that will be appearing in Spring Festival catalog, 

The New Media Symposium seeks to address the influence of new media and emerging technologies in library and information science. This event will feature two panels. The first panel will bring together scholars and researchers in New Media, Digital Arts, as well as Library and Information Science to discuss how and why new media is affecting the field. The second panel will then feature Pratt alumni from the School of Information and Library Science who are currently working in new media to discuss their work in relation to their education, and will also include recruiters from the field to talk with students about job opportunities. Refreshments will be provided, and informal breakout sessions will continue the discussion off-campus.

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