THE MEDIATED CITY 2.
50 Years in the Global Village… an examination of the modern city in the technological age
October 01-04, 2014, Woodbury University Photo by Serouj
2014 marked the fifty-year anniversary of one of the 20th century’s most influential texts – Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan not only introduced the media-as-the-message, it presented the world with the metaphor of the global village.
Half a century after the publication of this revolutionary text, The Mediated City – Los Angeles – Conference sought to explore the multiple ways in which the city of today is experienced, perceived, represented and constructed as a ‘mediated’ phenomenon.
It invited speakers from the fields of urban design, architecture, media studies, film and art to debate the issues of today’s cities and teh ever growing sense of mediation in our experience, interaction and engagement with the modern urban condition.
FILMS and WEBSITES:
Alice Arnold: Filmmaker
Beatriz Garcia: Head of Research, The Institute of Cultural Capital
Diane H. Lewis: Professorf of Architecture, Cooper Union
Eames Demetrios: Filmmaker and Eames Historian
Evan Mather: Principal, AHBE Landscape Architects
Frances Anderton: Architecture Journalist
Harry Wiland and Dale Bell: Principals of Media Policty Center
James Hay: Director of Graduate Studies, Institute of Communications Research
John Zissovici: Professor of Architecture, Cornell University
Kalen Ockerman: Mural Artist
Marc Cucco: Project Designer, Gensler
Mia Lehrer: Principal of Mia Lehrer and Associates
Mike Gatto. California State Assembly Member
Paul Debevec: Institute for Creative Technologies
Richard Jackson: Institute of the Environment & Sustainability
Steve Hawley: Professor and Associate Dean Research, Manchester School of Art
Terry Flaxton: Professor & Director, Center for Moving Images Research
Wil Cashen: Founder & Chairman, TESLA Foundation Group
Note: In addition to the above online publication, several presentations and papers from the conference will be published in various other formats as part of The Mediated City programme. These include: special issue publications of the journal with UCL Press and the associated Intellect Books’ publication series. See publications.