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Convergence Culture Discussion in NYC

Thought this was too cool not to share with everyone. One Wednesday night in NYC Henry Jenkins and Steven Johnson are going to be having a conversation at the Museum of the Moving Image. Here’s the writeup from the site:

Henry Jenkins, author of the new book Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (NYU Press), and Steven Johnson (Everything Bad is Good for You), two of the nation’s most incisive cultural critics, will discuss the ground-shifting and often surprising ways in which audiences are participating in the creation, distribution, and consumption of media in the digital age, and the effects of these developments on entertainment and learning. The program will be followed by a reception and book signing. Tickets: $10 public/$7.50 for students with ID/Free for Museum members, call to RSVP. Buy Tickets Online

While I haven’t finished reading Convergence Culture yet, I have been reading Henry Jenkins’ blog and can attest to the fact that he’s a brilliant media theorist. Steven Johnson is probably my favorite author in the whole world and the person I most with my brain worked like.

In addition if you’re interested, PSFK has (or had) three sets of tickets to give away (can’t promise they’re still there, but it’s worth a shot).

Anyhow, if you’re going to be there drop me a line and if anyone has any other cool events going on around NYC (or anywhere else) in the coming weeks, please leave them in the comments.

Before I go, here’s the info in digest form:

Convergence Culture: A Conversation with Henry Jenkins and Steven Johnson
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
Astoria, NY 11106

September 26, 2006