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GMTaC Joins AI For Good Global Summit in Geneva

Published on May 24th, 2019Graduate student and GMTaC Research Assistant Iago Bojczuk will represent the lab at the AI For Good Global Summit from May 29-31 in Geneva. Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with United Nations (UN) sister agencies, XPRIZE Foundation and ACM, the AI For Good Global Summit […]

Lisa Parks to Deliver University of Montana Commencement Speech

Published on May 3rd, 2019Lisa Parks will deliver the 2019 commencement address at the University of Montana on May 4.  “We are delighted to have such an esteemed University of Montana graduate and respected thinker as our speaker this year,” UM President Seth Bodnar said in an earlier statement. Parks […]

Lisa Parks Discusses Space Internet Systems in New Scientist Magazine

Published on May 3rd, 2019 GMTaC Director Lisa Parks is quoted in the New Scientist article “The race to build a space internet available to anyone, anywhere” So all the laser satellite projects plan to use radio waves to communicate with the ground from orbit, which means using pricey steerable antennas […]

GMTaC Director Lisa Parks Delivers Lecture at University of Montana

Published on March 14th, 2019 From University of Montana alumna and 2018 MacArthur Fellow Dr. Lisa Parks will present at UM on Wednesday, March 13, as part of the Global Public Health Lecture Series. Parks will present a lecture titled “How Information Technologies Impact Quality of Life in Africa: […]

Addressing AI’s Impact on Society

Published on February 21st, 2019Read GMTaC Director Prof. Lisa Parks’ interview with the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences on the ethical and societal challenges of AI at 

Center for Media at Risk Forum: Securing MediaMakers

Published on February 1st, 2019 The Securing MediaMakers Forum explores the growing need for security — ranging from data encryption to legal teams to protected work environments — among investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers. While this is an historical issue, panelists address these issues in the contemporary context, calling out First Amendment […]

Call for Submissions: “Disaster Media”

Published on November 21st, 2018 Call for Submissions Disaster Media: A thematic stream for the journal Media+Environment; seeking to explore media, space, and the geopolitical quandaries of visualizing and mobilizing disaster relief; edited by Janet Walker and Lisa Parks. This “Disaster Media” stream is slated for publication in the first […]

Drone Activist and Filmmaker Myron Dewey Visits GMTaC Lab

Published on November 2nd, 2018Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone) is an indigenous citizen journalist, educator, documentary filmmaker and the developer of Digital Smoke Signals, a social networking and filmmaking initiative, emerging out of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline project of 2016-17. Using a full range of contemporary […]