CNM Research Talk: Deep Learning, An Overview And An Application To Sound Design- Presented by Lonce Wyse

Advances in deep learning AI systems are changing human-computer interaction in many different aspects of our lives.

In this illuminating talk, Associate Professor Lonce Wyse will introduce deep learning, reflect on its impact on new media research and practices, and delve into recent research on deep learning and style-transfer in sound design.

22 September 2017
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS6, #03-33
CNM Meeting Room

Register at:
cnmn.us/deeplearn

Information Mobility: A New Frontier in Communication and New Media Research

In this talk, Professor Ran Wei will cover his recent attempts to integrate communication research (media effects) with digital mobile media studies. He developed a research framework that incorporates technological affordances of mobile media and active user perspective (U&G theory) in understanding how private chat (talk, texting and posts, and reposts) on mobile social media transforms into space for public communication (a networked mobile sphere). Information mobility (Basole, 2004), which refers to private UGC that goes viral on a mobile networked space, is illustrated as a construct that bridges communication research (legacy) and new media studies (digital).

Date: 11 SEPT 2017
Time: 4.30 P.M
Venue: AS7-01-16/17/18 – FASS DEANS OFFICE SEMINAR ROOM B

Speaker

Prof Ran Wei,
College of Information and Communications
University of South Carolina

 

 

CNM Research Talk: Making BIG Talk- Presented by Kalina Silverman

Three years ago, Kalina Silverman wanted to see what could happen if she approached strangers and skipped the small talk to have more meaningful conversations with them instead. She made a Youtube documentary, where it went viral. As a result, she started delivering workshops, and even a TEDx talk on the subject. It now has > 3,000,000 views on YouTube, and has garnered feedback from people around the world who have shared their stories of making BIG TALK. The feedback she received from Singapore in particular, inspired her to come here to pursue research around how Big Talk can be used to bridge communication gaps across different kinds of relationships.

8 September 2017
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS6, #03-33
CNM Meeting Room

Register at:
cnmn.us/bigtalk

CNM Research Talk: Hollywood Made In China- Presented by Aynne Kokas

China is about to become the largest theatrical box office in the world, yet only allows a limited number of foreign films to be imported each year. To overcome China’s film import quota and thereby gain access to the Chinese market, Hollywood studios have begun to engage in a range of collaborative ventures. In Feb 2016, Shanghai-based US-China joint venture Oriental DreamWorks released Kung Fu Panda 3, which went on to dominate the box office worldwide. Disney opened its first theme park in Chinaa USD 5.5 billion investment– a mere four months later. Cash-rich Chinese conglomerates like the Dalian Wanda Group have begun securing major stakes in foreign studios, spurring US government efforts to regulate foreign direct investment in Hollywood. Prof Aynne Kokas will deliver a talk that demonstrates how the growth of China’s media market is transforming Hollywood from the inside out.

23 August 2017
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS6, #03-41
CNM Meeting Room

Professor Mohan Dutta- Keynotes and Summer Workshops

Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Provost’s Chair Professor, Director, CARE and Head, Communications and New Media, is going to deliver the opening keynote titled Resisting the Neoliberal Gaze of Disciplining the Inter- at the Annual Conference on Interdisciplinarity- COIN 2017, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, on 21st and 22nd July, 2017.

Following this, Professor Dutta is going to present his paper Digital media and resistance: Co-creating alternatives that invert neoliberal imaginaries at the “Indian Media Studies: Contemporary Perspectives” workshop organized by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

Finally, on July 27 and 28, Professor Dutta is going to present his paper Indigeneity as a site of resisting neoliberal hegemony at the “Publics on Edge” Conference in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

Earlier in the summer, Professor Dutta taught at the summer school titled Seeing the Self through the Lens of the Other organised by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Leipzig, and delivered a keynote address at the HKAECT International Symposium at the University of Hong Kong.

Microbites of Innovation- Human and Non-Human Interaction In Contemporary Computer Culture

Curated by NUS’ Communications and New Media’s Dr Nancy Mauro-Flude and Ms Marketa Dolejsova, Microbites of Innovation brings together an international selection of works operating at the intersection of Performance, Art and HumanComputer Interaction. Launching 27 June to 2 July, a cutting edge collection pioneering the nascent world of interdisciplinary art-science-design artworks, Microbites of Innovation represents a significant event for creative arts research worldwide.

Source: http://microbites.me/

ArtScience Museum Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Bayfront Avenue
27 June to 2 July 10am – 7pm
Opening Performances: 19 June 7pm

Research Talk – Social Marketing in India and Afghanistan: A Comparison

Dr. Sandeep Ghiya will be giving a research talk titled “Social Marketing in India and Afghanistan: A Comparison”, on 18 April 2017 (Tuesday). The talk will be held at the CNM Meeting Room, from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Abstract: The proposed talk will focus on experiences with Project Saksham in Uttar Pradesh, India and a consultancy with ASMO in Afghanistan.

Project Saksham was a four year project implemented by DKT India for the Futures Group led ITAP Project for USAID. The project aimed to promote oral contraceptive pills and condoms in rural villages, with a focus on C and D category villages with population between 1,000 and 4,999.

The Afghan Social Marketing Organization (ASMO) is a USAID supported Afghan managed organization operating across Afghanistan, promoting oral contraceptive pills, condoms, injectable contraceptives, oral rehydration salts, iron folic acid tablets and chlorine safe water solution.

The talk will provide brief overviews of the two projects, followed by a detailed discussion on the various means of interpersonal and mass communications that were employed to reach out to the target population in both projects. The similarities in approaches will be pointed out, along with a discussion on the differences. The challenges and drawbacks of both projects will be highlighted, along with a comparison of the geopolitical and other challenges faced in the two projects, inclusive of the difficulties in logistics and sales operations.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sandeep Ghiya has been working on reproductive health issues with a focus on contraception for over 18 years. He has been especially interested in the marketing and usage of provider-dependent contraceptives and the promotion of all forms of contraception in rural areas. Dr. Ghiya has worked on the design, implementation and documentation of various projects to promote family planning at international, national and regional levels with projects focused on India, Afghanistan, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Burkina Faso. He has provided consultancy to projects for clients ranging from Family Planning Association of India, DFID, USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Concept Foundation, Palladium and Abt Associates. With post graduate degrees in public health and marketing management, he has been an active participant in the marketing of contraception in India. Dr. Sandeep Ghiya has also been a visiting faculty member at management colleges for marketing and general management related subjects.


Venue: AS6, 03-33, CNM Meeting Room
Date:  18 April 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM