RIA Novosti to hold Media Innovations, Social Networks and the Human Mind seminar© RIA Novosti. Ilya Pitalev
MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti)
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For the first time, RIA Novosti will host a seminar on the interaction between the media, social network and the human mind. The event will take place on November 14, 2011, as part of a series of seminars with the world’s leading experts on innovation and global media technology.
The seminar is another in the series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of RIA Novosti. It will be held at the RIA Novosti International Multimedia Press Center at Zubovsky Blvd. 4 in Moscow.
RIA Novosti has invited Susan Greenfield, Britain's leading scientist in the field of brain physiology, as the seminar’s main speaker. Greenfield studies the physiology of the brain, with a focus on the impact of modern technology on the human psyche and intellect.
Greenfield believes that the topic of the seminar – 'Mind Change' – is as pressing in the 21st century as climate change, if not more so. She said that she hopes to share her experience, to learn more about how researchers in Russia see this problem and to compare the Russian perspective with the British one.
Greenfield is a professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Oxford, the Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and a member of the House of Lords. She makes regular TV and radio appearances to talk about social networks and the way that they influence people.
At the RIA Novosti seminar, Greenfield will talk about what kind of impact social networks have on the human brain, what makes them so attractive to us and why people are so eager to tell others about their lives. She will also address why riots and crimes are so often organized via social networks, and the role they play in today's media market.
Attending the seminar will be representatives from media companies and the advertising industry, as well as specialists in psychology.
During the meeting there will also be a video link-up between Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tomsk.
There is a limited number of spaces for the seminar.
You can register through the following link: http://ria.ru/docs/ria70/gurumedia.html
The registration deadline is November 11.
Attendance is free with confirmation of registration.
The seminar will be held in Russian and English (with simultaneous translation).
Venue: International Multimedia Press Center, Zubovsky Blvd. 4, Moscow.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Irina Kovshova
Tel.: +7 495 645 66 01 (ext. 7952)
Mob.: +7 905 705 03 74
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