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CNM Students Showcase: New Media Productions and Social Engagement – The Official CNM Blog

CNM Students who take the New Media Production and Social Engagement module are trained to build New Media platforms for public engagement. This semester, they have worked with industry partners to develop documentaries, addressing contemporary affairs and drawing attention to urgent social issues. Do you want to learn how to leverage new media to kick-start your own engagement projects? Come experience the annual showcase of creative works by CNM students.

CNM and ARI Research Talk: The Question of China and the West in World Philosophy- Presented By Steve Fuller – The Of...

This talk will survey the changing relationship between the ‘West’ and ‘China’ as representative of certain cultural and philosophical ideals, especially the contemporary significance of that relationship, given the recent re-emergence of China as a global superpower. In this context I will pay special attention to the claims made in Bryan van Norden’s new book, Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto, which appeals in part to Chinese philosophy as a foil for Western philosophy.

CNM Research Talk: Queer will: Hikikomori as wilful subjects- Presented By Dr Rosemary Overell – The Official CNM Blog

This presentation considers hikikomori as willful subjects. The hikikomori are a portion of the Japanese population who withdraw into their homes.

Invited Speaker at King’s College London- Assistant Professor Taberez Ahmed Neyazi – The Official CNM Blog

Dr. Taberez Ahmed Neyazi has been invited to speak at the Transnational Law Summit 2018, which is being convened under the theme: The New Human Condition: Creating Justice for Our Future at King’s College London, from 10-13 April 2018.

Random Blends 2018 – The Official CNM Blog

Random Blends, the showcase event of the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), returns for its 10th anniversary this year. Titled RE:, the exhibition will be held at University Town, NUS on 5 and 6 April 2018, and will feature over 25 projects by CNM students, alumni, and staff.

CNM Research Talk: Defamiliarisation and Poetic Gameplay in Art Games- Presented By Assistant Professor Alex Mitchell...

Certain video games tend to be perceived as somehow different from the mainstream, not conforming to the expectations that most players bring to games. One common feature of these art games is the way that they often defamiliarize some aspect of the game experience by undermining player expectations so as to achieve a poetic effect.

Student Showcase: Take 3, Fight HPV- Prevent Cervical Cancer – The Official CNM Blog

Join CNM students at University Town, who are currently doing an Independent Study Module to outreach to female students about HPV vaccinations.

Opinion: Rahul Gandhi In Singapore- The Truth Vs The Fake – The Official CNM Blog

Professor Mohan Dutta discusses the controversy generated by a question and answer (Q&A) session with Mr. Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition party, Indian National Congress, during his visit to the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Gandhi’s style of participation in the question and answer session, the article argues, teaches the world the spirits of argumentation and dialogue that form the soul of Indian democracy.

CNM Research Talk: Rethinking Censorship In An Age of Authoritarian Resilience- Presented By Professor Cherian George...

Most discussions on media freedom implicitly contrast it to totalitarian control. While it is intuitively appealing to think of liberty as the opposite of tyranny, this binary framework does not help us understand how today’s authoritarian regimes sustain themselves. Integrating empirical research on censorship practices, this presentation considers how media policies contribute to authoritarian resilience, with a particular focus on Asia, including Singapore. Although not ideologically opposed to spectacularly repressive methods, many states have shifted to stealthier forms of censorship. They also apply differential levels of censorship, allowing selective liberalisation to enhance their legitimacy among publics and co-opt large segments of the media and culture industries, while stifling communication that would potentially challenge their political dominance.

Student Showcase- Raising Awareness On Dating Violence – The Official CNM Blog

To raise awareness about this problem, we will be holding an interactive Story Trail, in collaboration with PAVE (Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence), where you are invited to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of a victim of dating violence – a fictional character named Cheryl. Visit us to take a glimpse of Cheryl’s life, investigate what led to her disappearance and discover her current whereabouts. At our booth, you can also pick up tips on how to intervene in dating violence, and write a message to those victims of violence.

CNM Research Talk: Journalism and Media in the Age of Trump- Presented By Professor Lars Willnat – The Official CNM Blog

This past year, the political press in the U.S. has faced relentless assault from President Trump. Media organisations are accused of bias and for circulating fake news. At the same time, Facebook, Twitter and other digital media have disrupted mainstream media, offering users a continuous stream of news curated by proprietary algorithms. While these developments have undermined the credibility of traditional media, persistent scandals in the White House have provided the U.S. press with an opportunity to demonstrate that Journalism Matters. Professor Lars Willnat examines the current state of the media in the U.S. and abroad, and delve into issues of political polarisation and populism.

Student Videographer: Fast Fashion, What’s Your Waste Size? – The Official CNM Blog

With the domination and affordability of the fast fashion industry, many Singaporeans are quick to exchange their old clothes for new fashion trends. What many may not realize however, is the increasing amount of textile waste produced as a result of our ‘buy and throw’ consumption behavior. How then can we tackle the problem of textile waste in Singapore?

CNM Alumnus Ashok Kumar Scales New Heights With Charitable Cause – The Official CNM Blog

Once a Communication and New Media student, now turned into a national sensation with his unique social initiative, Ashik Ashokan is making huge waves one charitable cause at a time.

CNM’s Participation at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation – The Official CNM Blog

Marie Angela Ordoñez recently presented at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Papua New Guinea Communications Capacity Building Workshop.

Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India- By Assistant Professor Taberez Ahmed Neyazi – The...

Any generalisation about the Indian media is problematic because there are diverse media systems within the country. The Hindi language media has the widest circulation, reaching almost 40 per cent of India’s total population, and the Hindi- speaking population accounts for over 40 per cent of the national population and is regionally concentrated in the northern and central parts of India. The success of the Hindi media should not be compared with other vernacular language media such as Tamil and Bengali, because the Hindi language press enjoyed state support both during the colonial period and in newly independent India that helped the Hindi media attain privileged status. Hindi, together with other vernacular media, has a far wider reach than the indigenous English media, catering to both elite and popular constituencies, and is a politically significant player. While the English language media is often described as the ‘national media’, its reach is limited to a much smaller percentage of the population – the English-speaking elites and the middle class. The process of political communication is, therefore, more nuanced because of the complexity and diversity of the Indian news media market than in most countries.

CNM Research Talk: See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, The Sensory Apparatus And The Future Of Human- ...

Did you know that we can see with our tongue? Will robotic hair become our next important digital tool? What ways will we use technology to remember plants after they have been destroyed? Madeline Schwartzman presents her research of artists and designers exploring the future of the human senses, the human head, and our technological relationship with nature. Her talk stems from her personal design, architecture, and artistic practices along with her research from her two books and current exhibition.

CNM Research Talk: Making Sense of Public Culture- Presented By Professor Nikos Papastergiadis – The Official CNM Blog

In this lecture, Professor Nikos Papastergiadis explores the challenge of making sense of culture that occurs in public spaces. Unlike the performances and displays of culture within interior spaces, the experience of culture in an urban and networked public environment presents new challenges for cultural interpretation and evaluation. Relying on traditional art historical categories or emergent digital ethnographic tools may be either too narrow or too focused on technological affordances. Instead, he proposes to explore a new conceptual approach that seeks to grasp the wide range of artistic projects and diverse modes of public interaction. It will draw on research conducted at Melbourne’s Federation Square to discuss how the concept of ambience helps make sense of both the production and experience of public culture.

CNM Research Talk: Witnessing Suffering, Narrative Data, Autoethnographic Analysis, and Communicative Responsibility-...

Medical humanities scholars have repeatedly made the case for the ethical importance of clinicians enacting attention, presence, and empathy to witness the stories of illness-related suffering disclosed by patients. However, the concept of witnessing has not received adequate attention in the communication literature (health communication or otherwise).

CARE Research Talk: Critical Digital Health Studies, Now And In The Future- Presented By Professor Deborah Lupton – T...

Digital technologies have risen to meet the challenge of delivering better healthcare, containing medical costs and getting people to engage more actively in the promotion of health, fitness, well-being as well as self-care for chronic conditions. In medical journals, public health literature, industry forums and ministries, discussion has been intense, but mired in an overly utopian and individualistic approach to digital health technologies. In this talk, Professor Deborah Lupton will outline what defines critical digital health studies, in which the socio-cultural, ethical and political implications are identified. She will then delve into her current research, and share some ideas to shape the future of digital health studies.

The New Paper: NUS Communications and New Media’s Groundbreaking Module on Fake News Featured – The Official CNM Blog

NUS’ Department of Communications and New Media’s groundbreaking module- NM2303 Fake News, Lies and Spin: How to Sift Fact From Fiction– is featured in the New Paper.

CNM Research Talk: Reality Television As Global Form- Presented By Associate Professor Biswarup Sen – The Official CN...

Reality television has become an important part of popular culture. In recent decades, reality shows like American Idol, Big Brother, Survivor and Donald Trump’s The Apprentice have attracted a worldwide audience, adding to more traditional forms of fictional storytelling associated with the novel, cinema and broadcast entertainment. Reality TV is a distinct kind of cultural phenomenon, one that is based on the uniqueness of the format, crossing borders in terms of production and distribution, and structurally constituted by the logic of neo-liberal subject formation. It serves as a global form that helps us understand the cultural impact of globalisation.

CNM Executive Education: The Nuts And Bolts of Science Communication – The Official CNM Blog

WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND: Public engagement in science has emerged as the new frontier in policy circles, among scientists as well as professionals whose jobs are to effectively communicate science-related topics to non-experts . Although there have been a number of ongoing initiatives on this, there exists discrepancy in the understanding of concept, how it is operationalised, and how it is approached in the various communities of practice.

Opinion: Social media and political polarisation in India- By Taberez Ahmed Neyazi – The Official CNM Blog

Assistant Professor Taberez Ahmed Neyazi observes that the high ideals of social media are slowly being eroded by toxic debates. He discusses the situation in India:

Team from NUS Communications and New Media Emerges as Champions for Pitch It 2017 – The Official CNM Blog

A team consisting of NUS Communications and New Media (CNM) students have emerged as the champion for Pitch It! 2017 after the grand finals held on November 10. Pitch It! 2017 is a tertiary-wide marketing competition organised by the CNM Society. This year, Pitch It! was organised in collaboration with Visa Inc and BBDO. The participating teams put together an integrated marketing campaign to address a challenge posed by Visa Inc.

Lu Weiquan Empowers Teaching Through Augmented Reality Tool – The Official CNM Blog

Assistant Professor Lu Weiquan describing CNM’s modules to a potential student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Open House