Read.Watch.Think.

"Exile and Relocation"

                                Tuesday, November 18                                
7:00 pm
Film: Liberty 9500
Alaska Public Media TV Studio

Thursday, November 20
Follow-Up Community Conversation
Facilitated by Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media
Loussac Library, Ann Stevens Room, 3rd Floor
6:00 - 7:30 pm

www.uaa.alaska.edu/alaskapublic.org/readwatchthink

 

2013-2015 UAA/APU Books of the Year

INFORMATION, IDEAS, IDEOLOGY:
SHAPING YOUR REALITY

The Influencing Machine
by Brooke Gladstone
AND

Escape from Camp 14:
One Man's Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

by Blaine Harden


Together these books question the power of ideas and ideology to shape our realities,

and emphasize the importance of critically assessing the validity of information.


Influencing Machine Reader's Guide

 The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone. Addressing topics like bias, objectivity, propaganda, and censorship, this graphic nonfiction book is a guide to maneuvering through an information-saturated society to find truths in the media. Covering two millennia of media history, the book demonstrates that "The Media" is not an external force beyond our control, and equips us to be consumers and shapers of the news.

 
BOTH BOOKS ARE 20% OFF
AT THE UAA BOOKSTORE
Escape Camp 14 Reader's Guide

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden.
Shin Dong-hyuk was born in a completely isolated North Korean prison camp, lived in extreme information deprivation for over 20 years, and is one of the very few inmates who have escaped. Shin knew nothing of contemporary existence--all information about history and the outside world was a systematic barrage of untruths. Through the lens of Shin's life, journalist Blane Harden shows the impact of information on our lives, both for good and for ill.

Of Interest

TED Talk
Escape from Camp 14: Shin Dong-Hyuk's Odyssey
Shin Dong-Hyuk, raised by guards to be an informant in a North Korean prison camp, escaped and found freedom in the outside world, but soon realized living with freedom wasn't easy. Blaine Harden shares Shin's story to explain the power of totalitarian governments on citizens' mental health, and raise awareness that -- someday -- integrating millions of North Koreans into free society might not be as easy as we think.

TED Talk
"Crowdsourcing the News"

When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.

When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Conversation Salon Series
"How Does Media Shape Our Perception of Native Peoples?"

Mark Trahant, UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism

6:00-7:30 pm

Loussac Library, Ann Stevens Room

Light Refreshments - See more at: http://edit.uaa.alaska.edu/books-of-the-year/2013-15-events.cfm#sthash.I4FKArZH.dpuf

Graphic Novels in Academia
"In Defense of Graphic Novels"

Kathryn Strong Hanson describes why she teaches graphic novels and directly confronts criticism teachers may face from colleagues,
administrators, parents, and students as they first teach examples of this fast-growing genre.