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Social media and disability rights activism: Is online communication finally providing liberating technology? Seminar

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The Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) would like to invite you to attend a seminar by visiting Fulbright Scholar Professor Beth Haller, Ph.D., Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies, Towson University, USA.

Event details

Guest presenter Professor Beth Haller presents a paper that analyzes some current disability activism that uses social media and argues that the promise of the Internet and cyberspace as a ‘liberating technology’ is finally being fulfilled through the social media of Web 2.0 and the social networking it provides.

Date
Wednesday 18 February 2015
Time
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue
Centre for Aboriginal Studies Boardroom (Building 211 Room 101), Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Cost
Free.
Technology and Disability

Beth Haller is Professor of Journalism/New Media and the Graduate Director of the Communication Management master¹s program in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University in Maryland, where she has been a full-time faculty member since 1996. Her visit to Australia is supported by the Fulbright Specialist Program, and sponsored by the University of Sydney, and Curtin University.

Please RSVP your attendance by 13th February to Samantha.stevenson@curtin.edu.au
Early responses are encouraged and appreciated as limited places are available. Light refreshments provided.

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