Greening The Media
Professor Toby Miller
You may not look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after rethinking the media from a green point of view. That perspective can reveal secrets lurking within electronic devices. Marshalling economic, environmental, and historical facts, Toby Miller will examine the environmental, safety, and health record of these technologies to show how making, consuming, and discarding such gadgets is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost: we can think creatively about ways to solve these problems as green workers, consumers, and citizens.
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Professor Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programmes.
His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labour, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller’s work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.
He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa, a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia, Honorary Professor at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, CanWest Visiting Fellow at the Alberta Global Forum in Canada, and an International Research collaborator at the Centre for Cultural Research in Australia.
Date: Wednesday 26th March 2014
5.30pm Registration and Refreshments
7.00pm Refreshments and Networking
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