Monday, February 11, 2013

This Week: Guest Lecture by Benjamin Woo

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Good News Everyone: This week, SMC300 will be playing host to Dr. Benjamin Woo (****no relation to Jaime Woo, it's just a total coincidence that they have the same last name). Ben researches fandom, subcultures and networks of participatory culture, and will present us with a guest lecture on his fascinating research in these areas....focusing on the ways in which digital/social technologies function within certain fan communities. I will start the class off with an overview of this week's lecture themes and readings, including a brief review of Bourdieu's definitions of social and cultural capital, and then hand things over to Ben for the second half of lecture, with time for Q&A at the end. You can find out more about Ben's work here:

 Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!!