social issue media festival - call for entries


Join us for the first annual Social Issue Media Festival to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University. The festival is an opportunity for you to voice your opinions on a social issue of your choice.

So what's social issue media? For the purposes of this festival, we are referring to digital, multimedia artifacts (e.g., video, audio podcast, digital story) that call attention to a social issue with the intention of evoking social action.

So how do you participate? It's pretty simple:
-Open to anyone in the Columbia University community (Students, faculty, staff, & alumni)
-Entries must be submitted by Monday, March 22, 2010
-Entries are between 2-3 minutes in length
-Entries can be dropped at 322 Thompson Hall, Teachers College and/or links can be sent to TCMediaFestival@gmail.com

All entries are eligible for jury awards.

For entry form, guidelines, and more information, please visit us at tcmediafestival.wordpress.com or email us at TCMediaFestival@gmail.com. Please forward to anyone who might be interested! 

The TC Social Issue Media Festival Screening will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 4:30-6:30 pm in Milbank Chapel. A reception will follow in the Trustees Room, Zankel 125.

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Multimodality and Learning Conference - 2010 - deadline extended!

Extended Deadline: March 12, 2010

Aim and scope
The overall aim of the conference is to explore multimodal perspectives on learning and to open up theoretical, methodological and pedagogical questions and debate.The conference will be of interest to educational practitioners, research students,researchers and academics from a variety of disciplines including semiotics, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and design.