Friday
Feb222013

Barry Vacker "waxes philosophical" about Fight Club on Public Radio International

Barry and his book, Slugging Nothing: Fighting the Future in Fight Club (2009), were featured in an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio's "To the Best of Our Knowledge" — as part of their Film and Philosophy series. The 13-minute interview aired this weekend (February 23-24) on Public Radio International in 180 markets in the USA. 

http://ttbook.org/book/barry-vacker-fight-club

Thanks to Steve Paulson for being such a great interviewer and to stellar producer Doug Gordon for the clever voice transitions from Barry to Brad Pitt. Nice touch!

Friday
Feb222013

Genevieve Gillespie and Barry Vacker featured on WHYY-Philadelphia, December 20, 2012

Genevieve Gillespie, curator of CMAD's"Apocalyptic Art" exhibit, and Barry Vacker, author of The End of the World — Again, were featured on WHYY, the national public radio affillate in Philadelphia. Barry is the Founder of the Center for Media and Destiny and Genevieve is the Associate Director of Events.

The radio, video, and print stories explored ideas in Genevieve's exhibit and Barry's book, both of which were central to the three-night event hosted the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Art: It's the End of the World (Again!)

Friday
Feb222013

The Center for Media and Destiny's art exhibit and "end of the world" panels featured in Philly Weekly, December 19, 2012

The Center for Media and Destiny's (CMAD) art exhbit and panels were featured in the Philly Weekly as one of the top "arts and culture" events in Philadelphia for December 19-21. The events are co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art.

Below is the featured selection from the exhibit: "Vulnerable," by Amy Guidry.

Friday
Feb222013

Barry Vacker Quoted in Fox News story on the 2012 apocalypse hysteria, December 13, 2012

Barry Vacker was quoted in a Fox News story about staying "calm" amidst the 2012 apocalyptic hysteria in America and elsewhere in the world. 

“Our media and movie cultures are filled with apocalyptic scenarios,” Barry Vacker, an associate professor of media studies and production at Temple University in Philadelphia, told FoxNews.com. “Amid the parade of catastrophes, humans still hope for some possibility of doing it all over again and correcting their mistakes.”

“We yearn for a new beginning, and a better tomorrow, even if the immediate future seems depressing to so many people.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/11/with-mere-days-to-doomsday-scientists-call-for-calm/#ixzz2EvnSNEAT

Friday
Feb222013

Barry Vacker explores the "the apocalypse" on WYPR-Baltimore, December 6, 2012 

Barry Vacker was one of the guests on "Midday With Dan Rodricks," the popular talk-radio show broadcast on WYPR in Baltimore. WYPR in an affiliate of National Public Radio. Barry discussed the popular fascination with the apoclaypse in media and movies with Dan and Sheri Parks, from the University of Maryland. 

To listen, click here. (Barry is introduced in the second segment of the show, at the 13:40 mark).

Friday
Feb222013

Barry Vacker Takes on Doomsday Culture, December 4, 2012

Barry Vacker was featued in The Metro, a regional newspaper in the United States. The story summarized ides from Barry's "End of the World' course and his new book: The End of the World—Again.

Here is a PDF of the story as it appeared in the paper on December 4, 2012. Thanks to journalist Judy Weightman for the very nice story.

Friday
Feb222013

Barry Vacker's course featured in Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 2012

Barry Vacker's course, "Media, Culture, and the End of the World," was featured in a front page article in the Philadelphia Inquirer (November 24, 2012). Here is a link to the story; for some reason, the link omits some photos of Barry and students in his class. Thanks to journalist Susan Snyder for the nice story; Snyder was a recent winner of the Pulitzer prize.

Since the first publication, the article has been re-published in 20 newspapers in the USA and Mexico.

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