Friday, February 20, 2009

If you're interested in watching me on TV talking about these issues..


You are reading this on your computer or perhaps your blackberry/iPhone or some such device. Some of us are already on our third or fourth computer. How many, increasingly multi-featured, cell-phones are we going to own in a lifetime? Given that normally their resale value is nil, what happens to all the electronic equipment once we decide to trade-up?
Today’s lecture does not offer us a solution but it will alert you to the growing problem of e-waste.
Toby Miller, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside, delivers the 2008 Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture at York University.

New Flying Solo videos have been uploaded this week. The three links below are a samples selected on the occasion of February being black history month

Ato Quayson on the burden of identity

Rinaldo Walcott on “I’m here because you were there”

Nalo Hopkinson on utopian literature

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