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Remembering Stuart Hall

Stuart HallOne of the inspirations for the founding of the Center for Media & Social Impact, Stuart Hall, passed away this month. The range of voices remembering him was as broad as his influence. While 20-something activists mourned his passing and cited his influence on their organizing on Facebook, visual artists celebrated his role in building an artistic movement, and scholars recalled his unpretentious and enthusiastic engagement with popular culture. Read more...

Empowering the Human Voice: Kunal Gupta on Media That Matters

As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters. 

Kunal Gupta of Baycastles and The Silent Barn will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Digital Games: Using persuasive play for social impact. Here is his story. Read more...

Why Fair Use Is More Dependable Than You Think

Peter JasziLast week, Peter Jaszi--the nation's leading expert on the copyright doctrine of fair use--was asked to testify before Congress on fair use and whether it needed reform. His short explanation, reproduced here for everyone who didn't make it to the hearing room, shows why fair use is both flexible and reliable, given the last two decades of court decisions: Read more...

ROAMING WILD at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Roaming WildRest assured that if you make a film there is a festival that is an excellent fit. As co-producer of "Roaming Wild," I had the privilege of being part of the team that hosted the world premiere at the Santa Babrara International Festival (SBIFF). Just one week after Sundance, a whole new crowd migrates to the ocean breezes of southern California with reinvigorated excitement for all things film. Read more...

Comics, Diversity and Representation: Greg Pak on Media That Matters

Greg PakAs we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters. 

Filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Image Matters: Graphic ways to visualize policy, history, news and more. Here is his story. Read more...