Studio Talk - Stars, They're Just Like Us: Digital Amateurs

October 31, 2013 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

1117 University Capitol Centre, Conference Room A

Fandom and celebrity in a world of digital access

Jesse McLean, Professor of Cinema & Comparative Literature, takes a look at how access, through digital tools, has altered perceptions of fandom and celebrity. The prevalence of digital tools, along with the ability to share and distribute creative work easily online, awards an opportunity to consider the role technology, access, criticism and love have in determining the contemporary divide between professionalism and amateurism in media-related arts.

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