At ECA, the media ecology association will have two panels, one a traditional panel format that will be focused on new media technologies, and one in line with the conference focus of ‘innovation’ that will feature a walking tour of Baltimore to help understand how innovative technologies have changed the physical geography and cultural imaginary of the city. The panel will feature speakers looking back on the history media ecology as a reactive discipline, pointing out that McLuhan defined as a field focused on the changing technological landscape and well-suited for addressing technological change.
The innovative panel will feature “moving” presentations focused on the facial recognition ability of traffic cameras, the technological impact of stadiums in the city, and the city itself as a technological form that organizes and standardizes behaviors. The conference looks to be an exciting and stimulating time, and we hope to see you there!
—Robert Foschia, MEA Liaison to ECA