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The 2022 NYU Neil Postman Conference

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3 pm - 7 pm ET
8 am - 7 pm ET




Join remotely via Zoom or in-person at 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor, New York 10003


This year, the NYU Neil Postman Conference takes up the centrality of the ‘elsewhere’ and the ‘otherwise’ in the production of media experiences and media technologies. To consider the many historical, geographic, economic, and material dynamics at play, this conference asks: What and where are the hinterlands of media and technology?

Keynote: Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University


Registration is required. All campus visitors are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. External guests are encouraged to register early to ensure campus access.

This conference would not be possible without the support of our co-sponsors: The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, the Integrated Design & Media Program at NYU Tandon, The Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch, the New York Center for Global Asia, and the Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis, Anthropology, and History at NYU Arts and Sciences.

50 Years of Media Studies at NYU

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is recognizing 50 years since Neil Postman founded the NYU graduate program in Media Ecology in 1971 — what he referred to as “an exhilarating effort” to advance the field of communication in new directions.

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