"Making Media that Matters: Collaboration, Visibility, Resistance"
Presented by Gina Lamb, Media Studies, Pitzer College

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

Today's fast mobile media speeds up our screen life to 15-minute news cycle, and one-click slacktivism and targeted algorithmic bubblespheres disconnect us from our immediate surroundings. In this context, how do we foster a "slow media" movement with glocalized impact, that utilizes participatory media production as a conduit to spark dialogue directly with our neighbors? Hyper-local, and culturally specific productions bring surrounding urbanscapes into new focus, shifting existing relationships by challenging hegemonic corporate media sources that distort, or more often simply ignore, the stories and visibility of entire communities. In this lecture, Prof. Lamb will share example clips highlighting 15 years of collaborative media projects with local community and students.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz | 909-607-3986 | adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu

Archives Bazaar Talk: "Researching L.A. 101"

ArchivesBazaar.jpgPlease join us on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. for a special talk by Lisa Crane and Stephanie George.

"Researching L.A. 101"

Presented by Lisa Crane, Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections, & Stephanie George, Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, Doheny Library
3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Claremont Colleges will also host a booth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Archives Bazaar. Come and visit our representatives Sara Chetney, Lisa Crane, Dorran Boyle, and Michael Palmer from Special Collections, Denison Library, and Harvey Mudd College.

Learn more about the Archives Bazaar here: https://www.facebook.com/laassubject/

For more information: Ashley Larson | 909-607-3987 | ashley_larson@cuc.claremont.edu

Please join us this Thursday at 4:15 p.m. for the second installment of this semester's Claremont Discourse series, "The Changing Landscape of Media."

"Mistrust of Representation in the Era of Big Data and Virtual Reality"
Presented by Mark Andrejevic, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Pomona College

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

The paradox of the digital era is that the promise to build a more informed populace has coincided with the rise of false news and the undermining of the efficacy of information itself. This presentation places the rise of false news within the broader context of the rise of digital media. It explores an emerging aesthetic of "framelessness" associated with virtual reality and contemporary forms of surveillance that contribute to the contemporary mistrust of representation.

This mistrust poses a threat to the core principles of democratic deliberation and governance, contributing to the contemporary political crisis. Where we go from here depends on how we understand the underlying issue, which is not just one of polarization and fragmentation, but also a misleading way of thinking about news and information. Resuscitating representation means resisting the fantasy of total information: that we don't know enough until we know everything.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz | 909-607-3986 | adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu

Information Resources on DACA

The Library joins the colleges we serve and our CUC colleagues in committing to support those in our community who are impacted by the recent Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Dean of the Library's Action Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity created Library Guide of Information Resources on DACA. Included are the following sections:


  • A brief description of the program and links to FAQs

  • Services and organizations that provide support for those affected by its rescission

  • Responses to the recent decision from The Claremont Colleges' senior administrations

  • Links to books and websites to get more information

  • Events and webinars of potential interest to our community

The guide is a work-in-progress and will be expanded and updated as information becomes available.

Please contact Beth Namei or Sarah Pickle for more information.

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