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“Think, Link & Learn”

Monday, February 21, 2011

Center for Communication - SPRING '11 SCHEDULE

Center for Communication has just launched its new website! Check it out and register today for our upcoming FREE panels and screenings at www.cencom.org .

You can also e-mail info@cencom.org or call 212.686.5005 to register.

"Fair Game," with Doug Liman on Hollywood & the CIA
Wednesday, March 2
6:00 to 9:00pm

The CIA figures prominently in several of director Doug Liman's movies, as well as his TV series Covert Affairs. Join us for a screening of Fair Game, a taut and gripping docudrama, based on events in the lives of CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband Joe Wilson, a former career diplomat. When Wilson was sent to Niger by the CIA to verify White House claims that the African state of Niger had been selling yellowcake to Iraq, he concluded the intelligence was false. When he dared to challenge publicly the Bush administration's facts, his wife was outed as a spy and her identity leaked to a Washington Post columnist. The movie focuses on the couple's struggle to save their careers, reputations and marriage.

Doug Liman, director, Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Fair Game; and executive producer, The Bourne Ultimatum and FX television series, Covert Affairs
Moderator: Mark Mazzetti, Correspondent, The New York Times

Students will be given first priority.

Presented with NYIT's Dept. of Communication, Manhattan

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (61st and 62nd Street)


On-Location: SiriusXM
Wednesday, March 9
1:00 to 3:00 pm


Undergraduate students only.
Register at info@cencom.org

See what goes on behind the scenes at SiriusXM, the preeminent satellite radio service that offers something for everyone with over 130 channels of commercial-free music, news, sports, comedy, talk and much more. Now with almost 20 million subscribers, SiriusXM is home to Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, Bob Dylan, Martha Stewart, Eminem -- and hundreds more compelling and entertaining personalities.

Mike Harmon, Senior Director, Sports Marketing
Steve Cohen, SVP, Sports Programming
Randy Dry, VP, Brand Management

Space is limited; register early


Changing the World, One Game at a Time
Thursday, March 10
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Can video games spur social and environmental changes? A growing movement champions "serious games" (as opposed to mindless entertainment) and has convinced today's developers, game companies, and gazillions of players that video games can help to teach teens science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills while raising social consciousness.

Michelle Byrd, Co-President, Games for Change
Nick Fortugno, COO, Playmatics
Jessica Goldfin, Journalism Associate, The Knight Foundation
Moderator: Leigh Alexander, news director, Gamasutra

Presented with NYIT's Dept. of Communication, Manhattan

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (61st and 62nd St.)


Screening of I Am with Director Tom Shadyak
Tuesday, March 15
6:00 to 9:00 pm


In the 1990s, Tom Shadyac became one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood with a slew of comedic hits to his credit. His life then took a dramatic turn. While recovering from a debilitating bike accident, he experienced a spiritual awakening, which led him to sell his mansion, give away all his worldly goods and take up residence in a trailer park. Shadyac's newest film, I Am, documents his search for what is wrong with the world and how we can make it better. For answers, he visited many countries and met with a wide variety of philosophers and truth-seekers from the worlds of science, philosophy and faith.Join us for a fascinating movie and discussion!

Tom Shadyak, producer/director, Evan Almighty; Bruce Almighty; Dragonfly; Patch Adams; Liar, Liar; The Nutty Professor; Ace Ventura.
Moderator: Jeremy McCarter, Senior Writer, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Students will be given first priority.

Presented with NYIT's Dept. of Communication, Manhattan

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (61st and 62nd St.)


eBooks: New Trends for a New Decade
Tuesday, March 22
6:30 to 8:00 pm


As more and more consumers turn to digital books, a growing variety of platforms are emerging, and with them, a wave of opportunities emerge. Old-school publishing business models and antiquated notions of "print cycles" are becoming obsolete now that authors can self-publish online without a need for agents, publishing houses or publicists. Find out how writers and publishers are embracing multimedia and repurposing content.

Richard Eoin Nash, Founder, Cursor
Bob Stein, Founder and Co-Director, The Institute for the Future of the Book
Matt Shatz, Head of Content Relations, Nokia
Moderdator TBD

Presented with The New School's Dept. of Media Studies and Film

The New School
Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor
55 West 13th Street (5th and 6th Aves)


Douglas Rushkoff: "Program or Be Programmed"
Tuesday, March 29
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Media theorist, techno-visionary and author, Douglas Rushkoff, asks the question: Do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by itand those who have mastered it? "Choose the former," says Rushkoff, "and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you will get to make." Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers to recognize programming as the new literacy, and as a template through which we can see beyond long held social conventions and power structures. Hear from Rushkoff on his ten commands: guidelines to navigate the digital universe.

Douglas Rushkoff, author, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age and Life, Inc.
Moderator: Jeremy McCarter, Senior Writer, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Presented with NYIT's Dept. of Communication, Manhattan

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (61st and 62nd St.)


On-Location: The Colbert Report
Thursday, March 31
6:00 pm


Undergraduate students only.
Register at info@cencom.org

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Stephen Colbert is a political satirist, writer, comedian and host of one of Comedy Central's highest rated series, The Colbert Report, where he takes on the persona of a conservative political pundit. The show was awarded the coveted Peabody Award two years ago. First introduced to a wide audience on the popular "fake news" series, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Colbert is the author of I Am America (And So Can You!) which climbed to No. 1 on the NY Times Best Seller list.

Sit in for a taping of the show, followed by a session with the writers and producers who help to keep us tuning in for more.

Space is limited; register early

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