~e; EM media literacy & ecosystems

From bc <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Fri, 15 Mar 2002 21:38:19 -0600

  [ubiquitous announcements that circulate around the internetwork some-
  times are not spam to everyone, and these are worthwhile in that one is
  about children's media literacy (1) and the other about media ecosystems
  (2), both related to electromagnetism, and someday, with luck, the ~e.org
  site will be able to bring these resources together in a centralized place.]


AGORA 2002
Athens, Greece  15-18 June
The Annual Regional Mediterranean Summit
opportunities for investements and synergies
contact  management@ectc.gr
Preliminary program at http://www.3rd-ws.org/agora2002/

In the heart of the Mediterranean basin AGORA becomes from this year an
Annual Mediterranean Summit and attracts children's media professionals,
policy makers and researchers in order to create  a strong network of
synergies, co productions and common projects.

In the peak of its activities and maturity AGORA 2002 is the  annual meeting
point of the Mediterranean children's audiovisual world with worldknown
professionals aiming to enhance  the region's political and industrial
influence in the global landscape.

The Strategy Tower

Core nucleus of AGORA is the Mediterranean Observatory, a common event and
planning centre with worldknown personalities from  audiovisual policy
makers to main broadcasters and producers. The Observatory monitors, reviews
and evaluates the production, promotion, research and training of children's
audiovisual activities of the region.It is an on going living organism which
can provide update information for the regions ctivities in children's media
and to create synergies and projects with transnational and global impact.
The first working day of AGORA 2002 is dedicated to the Mediterranean

Children's Fantasy first

AGORA cares mostly about children. Being conscious on the impact of
audiovisual media on children's upbringing AGORA proposes the Media Summer
School Project.

MSS is children's creativity pool. The  young talent meets top professionals
of children's media and finds the language  and technology to express, to
create and to succeed.

In the Giffoni Multimedia Valley, Italy, an environment of of learning,
experimenting and playing the children meet the creators of their heros and
discover ways  to use the audiovisual language for their own creations and

The third day of AGORA 2002 is dedicated to the Media Summer School Project
which will launch operations in 2004.

New Technologies in Media Literacy - I believe to know is to interact
This part-conference, part-hands-on-lab, to be held the third day of AGORA
2002, will bring together electronic media producers and e-content
programmers, researchers, digital artists, media tutors, media education
designers, psychologists and children; anyone who is involved in the making
of the future trends in media youth training and literacy.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

2004, Olympics return to their birthplace. Within the Olympic spirit of
competition aiming to global synergy The World Sports Expo will present
audiovisual works made for children and by children targeting in sports as a
social and cultural language.

It will offer behaviour examples showing youth's participation in sports
worldwide and illustarting the ways media creations influnce the youngsters'
s sport counscience.

The fourth of AGORA 2002 focuses in the World Sports Expo for Youth which
will be launched in 2004 in Greece for a period of 4 months.
opportunities for investements and synergies
contact  management@ectc.gr
Preliminary program at http://www.3rd-ws.org/agora2002/


Subject: Explorations in Media Ecology--Call for Papers



EXPLORATIONS IN MEDIA ECOLOGY, the journal of the Media Ecology
Association, is dedicated to extending our understanding of media and media
environments.  EME publishes articles, essays, research reports, reviews,
and probes that advance and contribute to the media ecology perspective.
In addition to the study of media as they are traditionally understood,
media ecology is concerned with the examination of communication, language,
symbolic form and signification, technology and technique, information,
systems, and both humanly modified and natural environments.

EME welcomes diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the study
of media environments, including (but not limited to) philosophical,
aesthetic, literary, historical, psychological, sociological,
anthropological, political, economic, and scientific investigations, as
well as applied, professional, and pedagogical perspectives.  EME also
publishes essays, commentary, and critical examinations relevant to media
ecology as a field of study and practice.  Above all, the journal is
committed to publishing articles of the highest intellectual quality for a
global readership.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION.  Four (4) copies of the submitted manuscript
should be sent to either of the co-editors:  Judith Yaross Lee, School of
Interpersonal Communication, Lasher Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
(leej@ohio.edu), or Lance Strate, Department of Communication and Media
Studies, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (Strate@Fordham.edu).
Generally, manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages (including tables
and figures), but submissions of different lengths will be considered.
Authors should retain their original manuscripts, as submissions will not
be returned.  All submissions should be the author's original work,
previously unpublished, and not under consideration by another publisher.
Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (5th ed., 2001) or the MLA Style Manual (2nd ed.,
1998). Authors of accepted manuscripts must provide a final version in both
paper and electronic formats.  Authors are responsible for obtaining
permission to reprint copyrighted material.

To facilitate blind review, the first page of the manuscript should include
only the article title and an abstract of no more than 100 words. A
separate, detachable cover page should be provided that includes the title
of the article, the complete name of each author as it is to appear in the
journal; the current and complete mailing address, telephone, fax, and
e-mail address of each author.

EME welcomes submissions focusing on teaching strategies and resources,
pedagogical concerns, and issues relating to media ecology eduction. Such
submission should be sent to the EME Teaching and Education Editor: Sal
Fallica, Department of Culture and Communication, New York Unviersity, 239
Greene St., Suite 735, New York, NY 10003 (sjfl@is4.nyu.edu).

EME publishes reviews of books and other materials of interest to EME's
readers.  Potential reviewers should contact EME Review Editor Thom
Gencarelli, Department of Broadcasting, Montclair State University, Upper
Montclair, NJ 07043 (gencarelli@mail.montclair.edu).

books and other materials, such as audio and video recordings, computer
software, etc. Send copies of all materials and/or all correspondence to:
Thom Gencarelli, EME Review Editor, Department of Broadcasting, Montclair
State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION.  Individual subscriptions are available with
membership in the Media Ecology Association.  For more information, contact
Thom Gencarelli, Department of Broadcasting, Montclair State University,
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 (gencarelli@mail.montclair.edu), or download the
membership form at www.media-ecology.org.  Institutional subscriptions are
available through Hampton Press, 23 Broadway, Cresskill, NJ 07626; (800 894

Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio University
Lance Strate, Fordham University

Thomas Gencarelli, Montclair State University

Sal Fallica, New York University

Richard Barbrook, University of Westminster
Susan B. Barnes, Fordham University
Ronald J. Deibert, University of Toronto,
Susan Drucker, Hofstra University
Thomas J. Farrell, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Stephanie Gibson, University of Baltimore
Raymond Gozzi, Jr., Ithaca College
Paul Grosswiler, University of Maine
Paul Levinson, Fordham University
Robert K. Logan, University of Toronto
Casey Man Kong Lum, Paterson University
Paul A. Soukup, Santa Clara University
Rosemarie Truglio, Sesame Workshop

James Beniger, University of Southern California
Jay Bolter, Georgia Institute of Technology
James W. Carey, Columbia University
Frank E. X. Dance, University of Denver
Kenneth Gergen, Swarthmore College
Jack Goody, Cambridge University
Bruce E. Gronbeck, University of Iowa
Gary Gumpert, Communication Landscapers
Ethan Katsh, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Alan Kay, Squeakland
Neil Kleinman, University of the Arts
Pamela Laird, University of Colorado, Denver
Eric McLuhan, University of Toronto
Joshua Meyrowitz, University of New Hampshire
David Olson, University of Toronto
Walter J. Ong, Saint Louis University
Camille Paglia, University of the Arts
Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine
Neil Postman, New York University
Douglas Rushkoff, New York University
Denise Schmandt-Besserat, University of Texas
Joseph W. Slade, Ohio University
Anthony Smith, Oxford University
Paul Thaler, Mercy College
Donald Theall, Trent University
Edward A. Wachtel, Fordham University
Julia Wood, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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