Demonstrating once again there is no protection from one’s own stupidity, social media brings home the message of shortsightedness in a very special way—the gift that keeps on giving with online presence that cannot always be removed. Kraig Baker, lawyer and UofW MCDM adjunct faculty member, provided a brief outline of social media’s legal considerations at the Seattle Arts & Lectures U Storyteller Uprising lecture at Kane Hall, UofW last week.
Add to Eric Liu’s considerable credentials as founder of Guiding Lights Network, former Clinton speechwriter, author, and lawyer—garden brain enthusiast.
Liu spoke and at the recent Four Peaks event in Seattle, examining Seattle’s key attributes and meaningful ways to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Space Needle.
The idea of democratizing technology and of technology changing democracy is in front of us each day. Very real events make the SAL U Storyteller Uprising lecture series more than apropos—this study is an opportunity to understand a shift in communication and citizenship, and David Domke, UofW Communication Dept. Head, framed a broad, historical perspective for his lecture at Kane Hall.
At the intersection of social media and storytelling is the crux of transformative engagement. Seattle Arts and Lectures (SAL U) is partnering with the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media (#MCDM) for Storytelling Uprising: Narrative & Engagement Intelligence in the Digital Age.
5 lectures. Each with a special focus. Insights into the technology that is shaping the world around us and shifting the way we communicate. MCDM Director Hanson Hosein’s opening overview of the series touched on risk, filmography, and emerging markets. It’s what surrounds us from Egypt to Old Spice—the process, strategy of engagement and outcomes. Social media combines journalism with marketing, and yet takes control away from both journalists and marketers. A mixed group of students and the public attended the first of this promising series at Kane Hall on the UofW campus.
How do we convince people to transact with our content in a way that justifies our effort? —Hanson Hosein