FIRST ANNUAL GEORGE STONEY MEMORIAL LECTURE
Friday / NOVEMBER 8 / 5–6:30PM
Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
GEORGE GAVE ME THE CAMERA:
GEORGE STONEY AND THE ROOTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
BRIAN WINSTON (School of Media Production, University of Lincoln, UK)
When the the late documentarian and activist George Stoney passed away in 2012 at the age of 96, he left behind an extraordinary reputation as well as a vast cache of papers documenting his remarkable life and career. Using this material, this lecture by renowned documentary filmmaker BRIAN WINSTON (Lincoln Professor, School of Media Production, University of Lincoln, UK) explores the critical role George played as a longstanding Professor of Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, laying the foundations of today’s social media, starting in the late ’60s.