Media innovation with Taylor Owen and artful documentary making with Nettie Wild

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Taylor Owen‘s research and work concerns digital technology, journalism and public policy. In this episode of Arts on Air we look into the state of Canadian media, democracy in a digital age and new media innovations.

At UBC, Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs. He’s a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School and founder and Editor of Open Canada, a Canadian online hub for international affairs.

On November 4, Owen and team host a Canadian Media Innovation Workshop. Topics covered by speakers include “Status of Canadian Legacy Media,” “The Rise of Platforms,” and the “Civic Role of Journalism Startups.” The day wraps up with a public event on the future of Canadian public media.

Listen to the interview here

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UBC alumni and filmmaker Nettie Wild on horseback in the mountains of B.C.

This episode of Arts on Air also includes a conversation with filmmaker Nettie Wild about her documentary, KONELĪNE: our land beautiful. Wild is a triple major from UBC in film, drama and creative writing. She explains how her experience in theatre helps her with character work in her filmmaking and how KONELĪNE is a new kind of storytelling approach for her. Begin listening at 18:23 here.

In her conversation with Wild, Brittany learned about the interactive web component to this film and wrote a column about one of the dance artists involved for The Dance Current.

KONELĪNE screens in Vancouver at Vancity Theatre until November 10. For theatres elsewhere in the province, visit koneline.com.

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