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The U.S. Embassy is hosting a fascinating workshop in Mabos on Hanover Quay on Thursday 3rd of April at 3pm titled “Innovative Citizenship: the New Civics”

The topic of the afternoon is “What opportunity does technology provide to help redefine civic education and public engagement? Experiments with games, online social media and civic projects explores what’s next in citizenship”

Panelist: Stephen Walter, Emerson Engagement Game Lab
Panelist: Fred Boss, NCCA
Panelist: Sean O’Gradaigh, NUI Galway
Panelist: James Corbett, Mission V
Panelist: Lizbeth Goodman, SMARTlab Digital Institute

Spaces are limited but If you’re interested in attending please RSVP: Angie Smith, Deputy Director, Office of Public Diplomacy, U.S. Embassy: smithac2@state.gov

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ISEA2012Following on from the successful co-direction of ISEA 2012 Education Track with Agnes Chavez, Anita and Agnes were pleased to be invited to be Guest editors of the Education track for the special edition journal.

The Education track includes submissions from Kenneth Wesson – Independent Education consultant, Linda Weintraub – Artist Curator and Author, Ariane Koek – Collide @ CERN, Nettrice R. Gaskins – Georgia Tech and a collaborative paper from Daria Tsoupikova with Helen-Nicole Kostis, Tina Shah, and Brenda Lopez Silva, members of Media Art Group.

Anita’s own submission is included in the journal – ‘The Matter of Technology – Why it Matters’  an AV presentation, introduced by ISEA 2012’s Director Andrea Polli. The submission presents the panel Anita convened at ISEA 2012, taking a closer look at the environmental impact of our relationship with technology within artistic practice.

The publication is freely available online, with a print on demand edition via Lulu publishers. Both editions can be accessed here: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/.

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