Tavern Talk: Can media marvels turn audiences green?

Thursday 4 July 2019

5.30pm for a 6pm start

St James Tavern, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE


With ever-growing concerns about climate change, deforestation, and environmental damage, how far can media and popular culture encourage audiences to become more eco-friendly?

Dr James Rendell looks at examples of `green media’ (across film, television, and video games) and considers where they fit within a wider industry landscape (which itself has a heavy impact on the environment.) How can audiences’ own practices, such as consuming media, engaging in participatory cultures, and producing both digital and material content, offer greener ecological potential?

James is a postdoctoral fellow in media and communication at the University of Winchester. His research largely focuses on audience engagement with, and participatory cultures around, screen media.


Tavern talks are a series of informal talks on intriguing topics from the University of Winchester's Faculty of Arts. They are open to all and feature short talks followed by opportunities for discussion. There is no charge for entry although numbers are lmited by the size of the venue. Just grab a drink and join us!

If you require any further information, please contact inga.bryden@winchester.ac.uk


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