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DISTINGUISHED VISITOR: Media and Communication Discipline Seminar

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Today's date is Sunday, January 24, 2021
Media and Communication Discipline Seminar : Professor John Hartley, FAHA, Curtin University, joins us as a guest presenter Other events...
Within the theme of culture and technology, and in the context of planetary-scale and population-wide digital connectivity, the paper discusses ‘open knowledge’ from the perspective of semiotic history and the history of ideas. I distinguish between two kinds of knowledge, which I trace back to pre-modern antagonisms: ‘productive’ or ‘armed’ knowledge; and ‘connective’ or ‘tribal’ knowledge. I argue that ‘open knowledge’ depends on a new synthesis of these types, which understands their difference and tension as a source of innovation. My aim is partly to show how important culture is in determining what knowledge means and who gets to share it; and partly to compare formal knowledge institutions (universities, publishing, libraries etc.) with informal knowledge systems (popular culture and social media). Can knowledge ever be ‘open’ if it is at once cultural and institutionalised? If so, then how should we model openness?
Speaker(s) Prof John Hartley, FAHA, Curtin University
Location Arts Room G29 (near the New Fortune theatre), University of Western Australia
Contact Steven Maras <[email protected]> : 64887248
Start Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:30
End Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:45
Submitted by Steven Maras <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:42
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