Granö lectures presents: professor Teemu Leinonen to deliver a public lecture at UT
Professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Aalto University Teemu Leionen will hold a public lecture entitled ”New Forms of Social Life, Collaboration and Learning with New Media” on Friday the 30th of November 2012 at 12:15 – 13:45 pm in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of Tartu University (Lossi 36-215).
The lecture will focus on new media. The origins of the term “New Media” are in the late 1980’s and 1990’s when digital and computerized media started to gain space from the “old” media, such as printed publications, television and radio. Digital technology made it possible to have forms of media that are more interactive, networked and social. Manovich (2002) defines New Media as a “mix between existing cultural conventions and conventions of software”.
Since early 1990’s fast growth of Internet and the World Wide Web the social networks has become central in New Media. Today we may see that the social nature of the Internet has been and is the success factor behind the New Media. It can be argued that New Media has become and its essence is something where social factors and software meet, co-exist and interact.
The merge of social and software seems to have high impact to the ways people socialize, form groups, make meaning, collaborate and learn. For instance Wikipedia, new urban activism and emergence of peer-to-peer learning are examples where people are using New Media — social and software — creatively to participate in and to organize new kind of activities with significant impact to culture.
The lecture series was named after the geography professor Johannes Gabriel Granö, who was a professor at Tartu University from 1919-1923. The aim of the Granö lectures is to create new ties between Estonian and Finnish scientists. Lectures and seminars are organized by the Finnish Institute in cooperation with the University of Turku, the University of Tartu and the Granö Center.
The lecture will be held in English on Friday, 30 November, at 12:15 in Lossi 36 (room 215). Everybody is welcome to attend!
Additional information: Kadri Kaljurand, tel (+372) 7427 319, e-mail: kadri.kaljurand [ät] finst.ee.