Dirty Sexy Policy

Dirty Sexy Policy

Thursday-Friday, February 20-21
Pollock Theater
Dirty Sexy Policy will bring together prominent scholars, attorneys, activists, regulators, and journalists to explore current challenges facing media policy and the broader stakes that citizens and policy critics share. Participants on three panels will engage in a lively discussion and debate through a moderated Q&A to explore content regulation of obscenity and indecency, structural regulation of broadband technologies, and the broader stakes that policy critics share. Our keynote speakers are Des Freedman, Goldsmiths University, London, and Nicholas Johnson, former FCC Commissioner and Visiting Faculty, University of Iowa College of Law.  To register for the conference, please visit: http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/article/dsp

Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 20

5-6:30  Keynote Address: “Communications Evolution, Revolution, and the Role of the Academy” by Nicholas Johnson, former FCC Commissioner

6:30-7:30 Public Reception

Friday, February 21

9:30-11 Keynote Address: “Media Policy Fetishism” by Des Freedman, Goldsmiths in London

11:15-12:45 Panel: Obscenity and Indecency

2:30-4:00 Panel: The Politics of Infrastructure

4:15-5:45 Panel: Content and Conduits

Sponsored by the Dept. of Communication, the Dept. of Film and Media Studies, the Center for Information Technology and Society, the College of Letters and Science, and the IHC.