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”

“Can Journalism Save Democracy? Salvaging Public Trust in News Media,” by Megan Boler

Hot Off the Press! Boler’s news analysis on How Media Produced Trump just published by Truthout.org: “Can Journalism Save Democracy? Salvaging Public Trust in News Media” http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/40377-can-journalism-save-democracy-salvaging-the-us-public-s-trust-in-news-media This news piece reflects 3 months of my intensive analysis of news coverage and recent studies from think tanks and  watchdog orgs.  I aim to catalyze debate on questions largely […]

2016 Wrap: boler in media

Selected Media Appearances, 2016 On Air/Broadcast: Boler, M. Featured Expert, CBC News with Dwight Drummond, December 6, 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/is-there-a-trump-effect-with-syrian-refugees-in-canada-1.3884454 Boler, M. Featured Expert, Effects of Social Protest Alberta@Noon CBC Radio One Calgary Thursday, November 17, 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/programs/albertaatnoon/a-noon-for-thursday-november-17-2016-1.3855844 Featured Expert, CBC, The National News, “Facebook Decision to Restrict Fake News” November 16, 2016. Published News Analyses: Boler, M.Continue reading “2016 Wrap: boler in media”

From Truthiness to Post-Truth: Trumpiness and its Casualties, or, bye-bye to post-Enlightenment affect studies…

Many of us are struggling to make sense of the changing relationship of news media, collective emotions, public crisis of trust, and information warfare in this era of Trumpiness.  My new research brings together the studies I have pursued throughout my career. In this frightening historical and political moment, I am working hard to bring together my inquiriesContinue reading “From Truthiness to Post-Truth: Trumpiness and its Casualties, or, bye-bye to post-Enlightenment affect studies…”

“DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media” (MIT Press, 2014)

The publication of our edited collection from MIT Press DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media convened a book launch in March at USC in Los Angeles, hosted by Henry Jenkins Kjerstin Thorson and Mike Ananny from University of Southern California Civic Paths Research Group. The book then sparked a one-day symposium for the UK book launch of DIY Citizenship, convened byContinue reading ““DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media” (MIT Press, 2014)”