Immediate Release - April 9, 2015
The Light Millennium TV Proudly Presents…
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFED AGE
This program produced based on The Light Millennium's Issue#30 Celebration Event
Please tune in to the Light Millennium TV…
SCHEDULE: On Queens Public TV - Ch#1997(Time Warner - RCN#84, Verizon#36)
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Ch #79/1998 (Time Warner, RCN#85, Verizon/FIOS #37) at 8:30pm.
On Monday, May 4, 2015 Ch#56/1996(Time Warner, RCN #83, Verizon #35) at 11am.
On Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8pm.
On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Ch#56/1996(Time Warner, RCN #83, Verizon #35) at 11am.
This program also will be rescheduled at QPTV in May 2015. Please check this page in May as well.
Recorded at Julie Mardin Photography Studio on October 25, 2014 and completed in March 2015
Video Producer, Director, Editor, Graphics by: BIRCAN ÜNVER
Art Exhibit by JULIE MARDIN
|Guest Speaker: JENNIFER ROGERS-BROWN,
Assistant Professor, Long Island University
If you weren't able to join the celebration of the Light Millennium's Issue #30 please tune in on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11am. After a very busy summer investigating Freedom of Information in the Genetically Modified Age, putting together their first online issue on the topic, and culminating in a panel discussion at the UN, the LM thought it was time to celebrate and share their efforts with friends and new-comers.
As part of the Fashion District Arts Festival, Artist and Issue Curator Julie Mardin opened up her studio to the Light Millennium and Fashion District guests . On display were some of the images she created while working on the topic.
Special guest lecturer Jennifer Rogers-Brown, Assistant Professor from Long Island University, gives a very nuanced discussion on GMOs and Nanontechnology amidst the vibrant graphics, using her sociologist's perspective to explore the very personal and cultural significance of food, and the impact of these new technologies on our cultural and social identities.
Any new technology has to be viewed not just on their scientific merits, but on their impact on society and traditional forms of life, economies, trade justice, food sovereignty, and civil rights issues.
Folk singer and songwriter Marco Joachim rounds out the program with his sweet and inspiring selection of songs pertaining to food and social activism, from Woodie Guthrie, the Beatles, to his own originals, moving the audience to join in.
“If you can't cross the river, I will carry you on home.”
This program presents along with Jennifer Rogers-Brown lecture and Marco Joachim's aforementioned songs and performances, it also reflects a brief section based on Julie Mardin's exhibited art works for this special celebration event as well as a few incorporated from the dedicated issue#30 from the Lightmillennium.Org's website.
Please join in and join us for this informative and very warm convergence of arts, science and activism.
A B O U T
Jennifer Rogers-Brown joined the Long Island University Post faculty in Fall 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She teaches courses on inequalities of gender and race, environmental sociology, globalization, and feminism.
After completing her PhD in 2008, she conducted research as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). At CNS she studied gender, public deliberation, and public perceptions of nanotechnology.
She continued this research at CNS-UCSB in summer 2011 as a Visiting Researcher. Dr. Rogers-Brown studies gender, technology, and resistance to agricultural technologies in the US and Mexico.
You can find out more about her work at http://www.jenniferrogersbrown.com
Marco Joachim is one of the new generation of folk/pop singers. Often referred to as the “NY troubadour,” he developed quite a cult status. From the cobblestone streets and the coffee house music circuit based in Greenwich Village, he interjected rock and pop elements to acoustic folk, drawing new listeners to clubs in the Village. He writes original songs and is well-versed in traditional folk
songs and blues, he is from NYC and plays solo acoustic guitar (Gibson J-100, last of the flat tops) with his trusty harmonica. You can find out more about Marco and his music at http://www.marcojoachim.com