Examine ways that US counterculture movements used video as a tool for radical communication. By adapting cybernetic theories of communication and computation and applying them to the use of video in community organization, these projects sparked the alternative media revolution and anticipated the digital age. Join Morgan Adamson of Macalester College for this lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.
About the Speaker
Adamson is assistant professor in Macalester’s Media and Cultural Studies Department. She received her PhD from the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Program at the University of Minnesota in 2011, and was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Duke University in 2012–2013. Her research focuses on the intersections of financial capitalism and culture, particularly visual culture, and she has published essays on this topic in a number of scholarly and popular venues, including South Atlantic Quarterly, Film Philosophy, .Ephemera, and Polygraph.