Special Event

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Aquaterra Restaurant, Kingston
THE SOCIAL MEDIA COMMONS: THE PERFORMATIVE AFTERLIFE OF THE LIBERAL THEORY WE TEACH

This social gathering invites instructors and graduate students in theatre, dance, and performance studies for a conversation about how social media is changing the boundaries of our teaching and learning environments. Social media has become a vital platform for students to perform their artistic identities or activism online, to document their work, or extend discussion and debate beyond the classroom. It has also become a stage for clicktivism, cyber-bullying, surveillance, and reciprocal policing.

How is the liberal theory we teach shaping individual and group performances in a social media commons? How is social media changing the way our students think about, stage, document, circulate, and archive their work in theatre and performance studies? How is social media extending or redefining the borders of the theatre and performance studies classroom? How can we best use social media as a teaching tool that gears our students to collective liberation while holding one another accountable to building a more just world?

Join us in the Dockview Room at Aquaterra: Aquaterra is in the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel. When approaching on foot, walk down Johnson Street towards the water. Go through the parking garage, and the main doors will be visible

To join the conversation, simply RSVP to catr2018reserve@gmail.com by 14 May, 2018

Wednesday May 30, 2018 19:30 – 21:00
Aquaterra Restaurant, 1 Johnson Street
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