The youth of today know Castle Wolfenstein better than Frankenstein.
Finding Nemo better than Captain Nemo.
Sony better that the Sonnets.
Neo better than Nero.
Cause for concern? No. Cause for celebration? Yes.
From pre-school to grad school, today‘s students are growing up in an environment rich with sound and image. Film, music, and interactive gaming are but a few examples of how new media influence and inform our children‘s modes of expression and learning well beyond the bounds of traditional text.
These and related topics will be the subject of a free public presentation by Elizabeth Daley, executive director of the Annenberg Center for Communications and dean of the School, of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California, as she describes the vast opportunities for educators at all levels to meld time-honored academic traditions with new media‘s vast potential.
Daley has a long and distinguished career in television and film. In addition to heading up the USC Cinema School since 1991, she has overseen the
development of the USC Annenberg Center for Communication, whose initiatives include the Labyrinth Project, a model for interactive narrative, and the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, dedicated to the recognition that true literacy in the 21sy Century demands fluency in the language of multimedia. The center also supports the student-run Trojan Vision television service and the Asian Film Connections project, an online Asian film database.
Prior to joining USC, Daley served as executive director of Taper Media Enterprises, the film and television subsidiary of the Mark Taper Forum, and as a producer for MGM/UA Television. Daley earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Tulane University and Newcomb College.
Daley will discuss the expanded use of multimedia in teaching, as well as the work that is currently underway at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML). Based at the Annenberg Center for Communication, the IML is exposing students and faculty at USC and beyond to the time-based, interactive language of sound, image and text that is the basis of multimedia. Through its work, the IML is demonstrating and defining how this language is transforming the way society thinks and communicates in the digital age.
Expanding the Concept of Literacy:
Opportunities for Educators
A public lecture by Elizabeth M. Daley
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 — 5:30 p.m.
Art Auditorium — UH Manoa
A question and answer session follows Ms. Daley‘s presentation.
This presentation is sponsored by Educational Foundations, UH College of Education; the Carol Burnett Foundation for Responsible Journalism and the UH Manoa School of Communication; the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival, and the Asia Pacific Media Center, Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California.