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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EDT

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Part of our COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

Professor Shana MacDonald specializes in the relationship between technology and public discourse. Professor MacDonald will share her tips on everything from which apps are best to keep kids learning while at home to how to spot fake news stories about COVID-19 on your social media feeds.

Speaker: Shana MacDonald, professor, Department of Communication Arts 

Shana MacDonaldShana MacDonald is a professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. Her interdisciplinary scholarship, situated between film, media and performance studies, examines intersectional feminist social and digital media, popular culture, cinema, performance, and public art. She is an internationally curated artist who explores the community-building potential of practice-based, site-specific art interventions in public space. She is founder of the Mobile Art Studio (MAS), a transitory creative lab space that brings art out of the gallery and into public participatory spaces. Her creative and scholarly work is committed to finding new platforms to publicly circulate women’s intersectional lived experiences and histories. She has published in leading journals within the fields of feminist and media studies including most recently Feminist Media Histories, Performance Research, Media Theory Journal, and Ada: Journal of New Media, Gender, and Technology (forthcoming).

Community talks will be held online using a video link that will be provided before the talk.
Registration is required.

Cost:
Free

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