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SPH Foundation Presents New Media in Transition Lecture Series: “From YouTube to YouNiversity: Learning and Playing in the Era of Social Networks”

The SPH Foundation held its inaugural lecture of a Lecture Series entitled "Media in Transition: Social & Economic Impact" at the Drama Centre on 5 January 2007.

The event was also attended by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports & Second Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts, and Dr Balaji Sadasivan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts & Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For the inaugural lecture, SPH Foundation invited Professor Henry Jenkins from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to give a talk titled “From YouTube to YouNiversity: Learning and Playing in the Era of Social Networks”.

As the founder and co-director of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program and the author or editor of twelve books on various aspects of media and popular culture, Professor Jenkins has extensive experience and knowledge on digital aesthetics, media convergence, transmedia storytelling, computer games, and youth culture.

Listen in to a podcast of Prof. Jenkins' lecture

 

 

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