Save the date for MayDay Group Colloquium 33: Social Media for Good or Evil in Music Learning and Teaching, co-hosted by Janice Waldron and Danielle Sirek at University of Windsor, June 8th-11th, 2022. The MDG Colloquium 33 will engage with the following Action Ideal:
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA
We critically examine ways in which humans and technologies interact, and how these interactions contribute to the development and/or destruction of forms of musical knowledge and practice.
Technologies evolve within socio-cultural contexts as responses to shifting needs and modes of encounters among humans and their surrounding environments. The use of technologies alters the very ways in which we interact, communicate, and make meaning of our world—transforming individual and collective perceptions of knowledge, truth, and justice. Yet, surrounding the creation, introduction, manipulation, and use of each technological tool is an ideological bias with the potential to induce benefits and harms. Implementation of existing and emergent technologies must be balanced with ongoing critique of the commodification of musics, teaching, and learning; inequitable distribution of and access to technological resources; and concerns about corporate power and overreach.
Submissions are included to engage with and beyond the conference theme. Watch your inbox for the full call for proposals next week!
The MayDay Group is pleased to share that a new issue of Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education is now online. This issue critically examines the troubling influence of neoliberalism on music education in different locales and contexts, presented in articles by Sean Robert Powell, Graham McPhail & Jeff McNeill, Vincent C. Bates, Rolando Angel-Alvarado, Bayron Gárate-González, & Isabel Quiroga-Fuentes, and Katherine M. Sadler.
The MDG is also pleased to share a book announcement for Trauma and Resilience in Music Education: Haunted Melodies, edited by MDG members Deborah Bradley and Juliet Hess. Congratulations!
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