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Webinar focus: How is creative labor changing in the new economy?

About this webinar: On Thursday, October 15, 2015, host S. Craig Watkins talked with a diverse group of researchers and thought-leaders who are studying the changes that are remaking creative labor. Participants discussed, for example, the production of Web-TV, the rise of start-up game design studios, pop-up arcades and indie game making, and the struggle for workers rights in the freelance economy.

About the series: Throughout October 2015, CLTV and Educator Innovator explored the landscape of the new economy and considered what kinds of skills and resources young people need as they seek to build more robust pathways to opportunity. We also highlighted the changing social and economic factors that structure young people’s transition to adulthood and the ways creative labor is being remade today. Lastly, participants discussed how cities, schools, and tech leaders might drive innovation that is more robust, open, and inclusive, along with policy options for effectively addressing opportunity gaps in the tech sector and innovation economy.

Guest for this webinar included:

  • S. Craig Watkins (host), Professor, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas-Austin
  • Aymar Jean Christian, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Northwestern University
  • Nicole S. Cohen, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Ergin Bulut, Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koc University, Istanbul
  • Andres Lombana BermudezFellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

The conversation will also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #ConnectedLearning.

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