The MEDIA PUBLICS research group is pleased to announce its spring quarter talk:
Professor Stephen Groening
“Electric Communities: Television from 1879 to 1935."
Friday, May 19, 3:00-4:30
Allen Auditorium (entry level Suzallo/Allen library; Seattle Campus).
Stephen Groening is the author of Cinema Beyond Territory: Inflight Entertainment and Atmospheres of Globalization, which traces the history of cinema in airplanes and argues that cinema and aviation work in concert as instruments of globalization. Working across the disciplines of film studies, media studies and the history of technology, he has published articles on cinematic exhibition, mobile media, and the confluence of transportation and entertainment technologies. He is currently at work on a book project regarding television’s influence on postwar cultural theory and philosophy. Steve also founded, and now directs, the Seattle Television History Project <depts.washington.edu/sthp>, a repository for research and materials regarding the history of television in Seattle that also publishes undergraduate research from his Television History course.