Annenberg Research Park Colloquium Series: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College


Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 11 a.m.

Join students and faculty for a presentation by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, associate professor of English/Media Studies at Pomona College and founder and co-coordinating editor of MediaCommons. Professor Fitzpatrick will offer an overview of MediaCommons, and discuss a new book project titled Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy, which focuses "not just on the technological changes that many believe are necessary to allow academic publishing to flourish into the future, but on the social, intellectual and institutional changes that are necessary to pave the way for such flourishing." The talk will be followed by a lunch discussion.