Three Concordians travelled
to Munich in mid-October to participate in Medientage, an annual event
in the Bavarian capital.
Its a showcase for media education, representating all the German
media, from print to electronic to multi-media to cinema, through kiosques
and panel discussions.
Christopher Jackson, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, gave a presentation
on Hexagram, a consortium of academic and industry-related research in
new media, of which he was until recently interim president. Dennis Murphy,
Executive Director, University Communications, and Associate Professor,
Department of Communication Studies, gave a presentation on media and
questions of ethics.
Amely Jurgenliemk, Administrator, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, gave
a talk on the cinema program at Concordia and options for professionals.
All three took part in a panel discussion on the state of media education
in Quebec, and arranged for exchanges of interns and faculty in media
studies with Bavaria. Medientage 2003 will feature a Quebec day on media
training with universities, private training academies and professional
representations from documentary and animation producers.
The other three Quebec presenters at Medientage were Michel Desjardins,
of Groupe Image Buzz, a special effects company, and Quebec Animafix,
a consortium of 17 independent animation production groups; Louise Spickler,
of the Institut National de lImage et du Son (INIS), a private academy;
and Jean-Pierre Desaulnier, Département de communications, UQAM.
Assistance for this trip was provided by the Ministry of International
Relations, Quebec Office in Munich, and by Marie Labelle, Montreal officer
for international projects with the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.
For more on Medientage, see http://www.medientage-muenchen.de/.