May 9, 2012
BagNewsSalon: The Visual Chemistry of Kony 2012
The BagNewsSalon, a program of BagNewsNotes, brings together the world’s leading photojournalists, visual academics and other informed observers to understanding how the visual media frames the key social and political events of the day.
(Photo by Glenna Gordon)
On May 20th, in collaboration with Open-i, the BagNews Salon will host “The Visual Chemistry of Kony 2012,” a look at the viral video campaign by Invisible Children. How do visual campaigns like the Kony 2012 viral video backfire in their success? What made Kony 2012 so visually sticky? How do the images fuel viral compassion so detached from the facts? How do images like the one by Glenna Gordon of the producers touting guns undermine the narrative within?
Date: Sunday, May 20th
Time: 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST / 6pm London (running for 90 minutes)
Online Webinar – http://bit.ly/BagNewsSalon
Host: Michael Shaw, Publisher, BagNewsNotes
Moderator: Nate Stormer, Professor of Communications and Journalism/U. of Maine
Discussants: David Campbell, Writer and Producer, Benjamin Chesterton, Director, duckrabbit Glenna Gordon, Freelance Documentary Photographer Lina Srivastava, Social Innovation Strategist; Principal at Lina Srivastava Consulting Loret Steinberg Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T. TO
JOIN THE LIVE WEBINAR: Sign in early at the Wimba webinar room – http://bit.ly/BagNewsSalon If you have not used Open-i and Wimba before, we strongly urge you to arrive 15 minutes early so you can set up your computer with the platform. There is a simple setup wizard accessible from the login page that will walk you through this process. Wimba works well in Firefox and Safari once pop ups are enabled. It is not compatible with Chrome. To join the salon, simply enter a name under participant login and click enter.