Worlding: Visibility, Disability, and Belonging
David Trend | Chair of the Department of Art | University of California
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2-3:45 pm
OISE/University of Toronto OISE boardroom, Room #12-199
Worlding: Visibility, Disability, and Belonging David Trend will discuss his new book on media and game culture, Worlding: Identity, Media and Imagination in a Digital Age (2013), and his recent work on disability. Educators can benefit from new understandings of belonging across differing “worlds,” especially as we recognize experiential diversity among the young and the growing needs of an aging population. Drawing on theories of normativity and dismodernism, the talk will focus on interdependence in everyday life.
BIO: David Trend is chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of such books asCultural Pedagogy: Art/Education/Politics, Welcome to Cyberschool, Everyday Culture, and The End of Reading: From Gutenberg to Grand Theft Auto, as well as the blog Worlding.org. Further info: www.davidtrend.com.