“Democracy and Digital Media Conference,” Media in Transition, MIT May 17, 2019

I am excited to participate in the upcoming conference on “Democracy and Digital Media” in Boston at MIT.  I look forward to presenting on this panel May 17, with the following scholars: Elizabeth Losh, William & Mary College, “Emoji Democracy: Digital Literacy and Political Communication”Dave Karpf, George Washington University, “Is the Pace of the DigitalContinue reading ““Democracy and Digital Media Conference,” Media in Transition, MIT May 17, 2019″

Boler, upcoming 2019 talks

American Educational Research Association, April 5-9, 2019, Toronto “Skeptical and Affective Literacies: Redefining Critical Media Pedagogies in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era,” Fri, April 5, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 100 Level, Room 104A “Bringing Affects into Education: The Radical Contributions of Feminist Politics of Emotion and Feminist Pedagogies,” Sat, April 6, 10:25 to 11:55am, Sheraton CentreContinue reading “Boler, upcoming 2019 talks”

Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium

Funded by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Connections Grant, I am convening an international summer symposium on Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination. Invited participants will participate in the 3-day working Symposium, from which we anticipate an edited book and special journal issue.  Participants include: Carolyn Pedwell (Kent University); Ed Cohen (Rutgers University), AdiContinue reading “Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium”

Affect & Algorithms, 2018-19 McLuhan Working Group

Funded by a 2018-19 award from the McLuhan Centre for Technology and Culture, I have convened a Working Group since September to host visiting speakers and reading group on Affect and Algorithms.  Our Working Group includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from across UT Departments. We have hosted the following guests: Professor Susanna Paasonen (UniversityContinue reading “Affect & Algorithms, 2018-19 McLuhan Working Group”

“The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era”: New Findings: SSHRC KSG

I was awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant in 2017, “Safeguarding democracies: An interdisciplinary synthesis of digital media studies and the politics of emotion to understand identity, belonging and trust in the post-truth media landscape.”  Working with doctoral student Elizabeth Davis, our research resulted in the following publication: “The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era: Feeling RulesContinue reading ““The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era”: New Findings: SSHRC KSG”

Podcast: Affect and Emotion in Philosophy and Education, Megan Boler in conversation with Winston Thompson

This podcast features an interview Dr. Thompson conducted with me, highlighting how I came to focus on questions of emotion and affect in educational theory; questions of media and democracy; and related dialogue on my recent research on democratic possibilities of digital communications. http://www.pipeline.fm/podcast/episode-032-megan-boler This podcast is but one from Dr. Thompson’s podcast series, Pipeline.Continue reading “Podcast: Affect and Emotion in Philosophy and Education, Megan Boler in conversation with Winston Thompson”

Links to Boler in Berlin: McLuhan Salon Keynote Lecture, and transmediale panel on Unmasking Cyberwar

(1) Video of my January 30, 2018 McLuhan Salon Keynote sponsored by the Canadian Embassy of Germany and transmediale Megan Boler, “The Affective Politics of Information Warfare” (2) Links (two options) to listen to the Unmasking Cyberwar Panel, February 2 2018 at the transmediale conference in Berlin.  (My talk begins at 43:40) . (Talks co-authoredContinue reading “Links to Boler in Berlin: McLuhan Salon Keynote Lecture, and transmediale panel on Unmasking Cyberwar”

Latest Op-Ed: “How emotion trumps rationality in the world of Trump”

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/09/26/how-emotion-trumps-rationality-in-the-world-of-trump.html How emotion trumps rationality in the world of Trump Society is not benefitting from research into how emotions are abused for the sake of profit or ideology, while social media giants and other purveyors of spectacle profit handsomely. “As reported in The New York Times, NYU psychologists studied how ‘moral emotional language’ moves moreContinue reading “Latest Op-Ed: “How emotion trumps rationality in the world of Trump””

NYC and Berlin: Upcoming Invited Sessions/Keynotes

I have been invited to give a Keynote on the topic of “truth as event,” sponsored by the Canadian Embassy and the transmediale festival in Berlin at the end of January.  I will also participate in a transmediale panel addressing cyberwar. Also excited to participate in an invited 3-day session at the Modern Language AssociationContinue reading “NYC and Berlin: Upcoming Invited Sessions/Keynotes”