The Revolt of 2012: A Conversation with Rick Salutin
Rick Salutin will be the first guest in our Impossible Ideas series on January 5 with a conversation focused on the return of social movements and the means by which their message is spread.
With the worldwide political disruptions of the past 12 months being constantly compared to the events of four or more decades earlier, Salutin will share his critical view on the emergence of new social movements and how they compare to decades past.
What role has media and technology played in social movements? If 2011 was a reminder as to how powerful actual bodies in the streets can be, what sort of mobilizing should 2012 bring? Has the way we react to all of these events changed along with the media? Does any of this foreshadow a change to the generally sluggish systems in Canada? How can the political narrative in Canada, and around the world change?
These questions and more will be chewed over in a 90-minute salon hosted by Academy of the Impossible director Jesse Hirsh.
The event is the first in an infinite series of "Hacking Reality" events presented by Metaviews at the Academy. Politics, videogames, public speaking and our relationship to virtual and physical media will be introduced to the Academy agenda in the weeks and months ahead.