Distributed october 27, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis



News Advisory

University to host conference on multi-media Nov. 2-4
The Department of Modern Culture and Media will host a two-and-a-half day conference titled The Archaeology of Multi-Media Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Department of Modern Culture and Media will host more than 100 media experts for a conference titled The Archaeology of Multi-Media Nov. 2-4, 2000.

Scholars, writers, photographers, film producers, technologists and other media experts from throughout the United States and abroad will lead and participate in eight provocative panels during the two-and-a-half day gathering at Brown. The 90-minute panel discussions will tackle comparisons between cinema, print, television and video and digital media, in addition to examining the integration of historical and traditional media with emerging media.

Michael Silverman, chairman of Brown’s Department of Modern Culture and Media, will open the conference Thursday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in the C.V. Starr Auditorium in MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St., after which Mongrel, a group of English and Jamaican artists, will explore issues of race, technology and new-eugenics. Friday’s panel sessions will be held in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday’s sessions will be held in the Starr Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The conference is open only to registered participants, but members of the press are welcome to attend individual sessions. For additional information, call 863-2853.

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