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3rd April, 2013

Greening the Media: Toby Miller Inaugural Lecture

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3rd April, 2013
6.30pm - 8pm
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom
Free but booking required
Drawing on his new book with Richard Maxwell (Greening the Media, Oxford University Press, 2012) Toby Miller will outline an alternative history of the media, both past and present, that emphasises their centrality to environmental pollution and worker exploitation. The talk will question today’s prevalent cybertarian fantasies about a new, post-smokestack capitalism and the mythology of the new media.

Toby Miller (August 9, 1958) is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs.

His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labour, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller’s work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.

He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa, a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia, Honorary Professor at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, CanWest Visiting Fellow at the Alberta Global Forum in Canada, and an International Research collaborator at the Centre for Cultural Research in Australia.

Among his books, SportSex was a Choice Outstanding Title for 2002 and A Companion to Film Theory a Choice Outstanding Title for 2004.

Born in the United Kingdom and brought up in England, India, and Australia, Miller earned a BA in history and political science at the Australian National University in 1980 and a PhD in philosophy and communication studies at Murdoch University in 1991. He taught at Murdoch, Griffith University, and the University of New South Wales and was a professor at New York University from 1993 to 2004, when he joined the University of California, Riverside. Miller is now Professor of Cultural Industries in the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management at City University London.

Read Professor Miller’s recent article “What is the human and environmental cost of new technology?” in The Guardian. For more information visit the City University London website.

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