IFM 2021 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Hudson MOURA Chair (Ryerson University, Canada)
Heidi Rae COOLEY (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Dr. Sonia Regina Soares da Cunha holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences (USP, Brazil), and a Master's Degree in Media Studies (UFRN), and received the award from the Creative Economy Secretariat of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture for her dissertation on the film's production with Northeastern culture content. TV news journalist with several awards, including Creativity and Social Responsibility (ABTA/NEOTV). Documentary screenwriter for television at Derby University, UK. Audiovisual Producer and Educator at IORTVE, Spain. Former president of the Brazilian Association of Documentary Filmmakers (ABDeC-RN). Professor of Radio, and TV Scriptwriting at USP, and at DECOM/UFRN. Developer of audio description (subtitling of films for people with low visual acuity) and conversational flow for chatbots. Brazilian CNPq researcher for USP's 'Epistemology of Social Dialogue' group. Author of "The News Narratives on TV: From the Verbal to the Digital Code and from the Biological to the Cultural".
Greg ELMER (Ryerson University, Canada)
Dr. Greg Elmer (Ph.D., U. of Massachusetts Amherst) is Bell Media Research Chair and Professor of Professional Communication. Dr. Elmer is Director of the Infoscape Research Lab, a 15-year-old unit that serves as a space for collaboration among faculty, post-docs and graduate students. His research focuses on theories of surveillance, financialization and media theory, and also produces documentary films that focus on social movements and political histories. Research: How social media platforms have changed and reconfigured political communications and electoral campaigns, as well as research investigating the role that media and social media play in organizing and reporting on political protest and dissent. Currently writing a book on the financial histories of social media companies. Author/co-authorship: The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics, with G. Langlois & F. McKelvey (Peter Lang, 2012), Infrastructure Critical: Sacrifice at Toronto’s G8/20 Summit, with A. Renzi (ARP, 2014), Preempting Dissent: The Politics of an Inevitable Future, with A. Opel (ARP, 2008), & Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy. (MIT press, 2004). Creative practice: Digital media research software and platform development for researchers and content producers. A digital media producer and interactive and creative commons documentary film-maker. Director of Preempting Dissent (2014) and The Canadian Delegation (2018).
David SWEENEY (The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland)
Irina LYUBCHENKO (Independent Scholar, Canada)