Wednesday, April 18, 2007

From our friends at OU School of Theater

VIDEO PHONES AND VIOLENCE SELF INCRIMINATION AND MYSPACE/FACEBOOK/WEBSITES A FORUM

Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater – Kantner Hall Friday April 20, 2007, 12:10 – 1:00 pm

The School of Theater will be producing the World Premiere of Laura Jacqmin's new play Happyslap at the end of April. The characters in this play engage in happy-slapping, described by CNN as "the youth fad of filming violent acts -- which most often they have provoked themselves -- and spreading the images on the Web or between mobile phones."
A forum focusing on this cultural phenomenon and similar, less violent notions, permeating our students
(Why post a picture of yourself smoking pot in your dorm on your facebook/myspace page?)

Join us with your lunch and your thoughts.

Thanks in advance to our special guests: Professor Stan Alost, Associate Dean Patti McSteen and Professor Tom Vander Ven