Carleton University’s 2016 Discovery Lecture, which is sponsored by the Faculty of Science and the School of Journalism and Communication, will be delivered by Prof. Andrew Revkin of Pace University. Revkin will discuss The New Communication Climate.
When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: River Building, Carleton University
Background: The Web and social media offer unprecedented connectivity but, without conscious effort, can insulate people from everyone but “friends” and from ideas that might challenge strongly-held beliefs. For this lecture, Revkin will describe extraordinary innovations showing how bottom-up and peer-to-peer communication can fill gaps as old information gatekeepers, from sage broadcasters to newspaper front pages (to university professors), lose influence.
Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University’s Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Op-Ed section of The New York Times. He has spent three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rainforest and changing conditions around the Arctic to the troubled relationship of climate science and politics and the environmental impacts of rising human populations and resource appetites.
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