Aliran Semasa {Rearview Forward} Confluence and Branching of Media Technology in Recent Malaysian Art

In conjunction with ‘Aliran Semasa {Rearview Forward} Confluence and Branching of Media Technology in Recent Malaysian Art’ a week long project initiated by the Networking and Education Department of the National Visual Art Gallery in collaboration with academic institutions (MIA, MMU and USM), a panel discussion was held at the E-Theater at FCM on June 25th 2013.

Titled ‘Media + Education’, the speakers were Assistant Professor Niranjan Rajah from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Associate Professor Hasnul Saidon of School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Mr Roopesh Sitharan, a FCM alumni and currently PhD researcher and tutor at the Goldsmiths College, University of London.

The panel was hosted by YM Tengku Sabri, head of the Humanities Department, FCM and shared their journeys and thoughts as artists,thinkers and educators, and on the need and relevance for a critical and creative engagement for Media education in this globalized contemporary age.

On June 27th Thursday, students and faculty members of FCM attended another forum under this project at the National Visual Art Gallery.

Speakers were Professor Wan Zawawi Ibrahim of Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Univeriti Brunei Darussalam, Assistant Professor Niranjan Rajah, Mr Roopesh Sitharan and Mr Yap Sau Bin of FCM, MMU.