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KPU&Science World: Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality

KPU&Science World: Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality

Off Campus
Science World at TELUS World of Science

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Before the talk begins, join us in a set of interactive, hands-on activities and scientific demonstrations related to the presentation! Talks begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm, unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality
Speaker: Katie Warfield

People using Smartphones

"Selfies are narcissistic! Millennials are the death of civilization! Life in Surrey is gangs and violence!" We've all seen these sorts of headlines in mainstream media but they are reductionist and generalizing but unfortunately they are also incredibly powerful. They affect the way people think about the groups that are labelled and they affect the self-impression these groups have of themselves in everyday life. Is there a way to counter these dominant narratives? Katie Warfield, director of the Visual Media Workshop at Kwantlen will present on the rise of counter-narratives on social media that challenge the way mainstream media write about "others": why these narrative exist, what means exist to challenge these messages, and some case studies on powerful and successful counter narratives.

America/Vancouver KPU&Science World: Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality Before the talk begins, join us in a set of interactive, hands-on activities and scientific demonstrations related to the presentation! Talks begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm, unless otherwise stated. Science World at TELUS World of Science Off Campus