Dominique Trudel & Juliette De Maeyer  | From Franklin Ford to @franklinfordbot: The movement of intelligence in media history

An intriguing figure in the history of American journalism, Franklin Ford (1849-1918) was a journalist, a media theorist and an entrepreneur who devised grand plans about the future of journalism and the impact of communication technologies on society. This talk outlines the contribution of Ford to the history of media and communication research, and particularly explores how the remediation of a Twitter bot is a useful instrument to revisit Ford’s legacy.

March 28 | 4:30 – 6 PM
Milieux Institute EV 11.425
Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine St. W