Media Arts Lecture Series: Travis Martin
Images of Psychosis in Media
This talk will focus on the problematic history of the psychiatric disorder, schizophrenia, and the media which influences, shapes, and comments upon it. Particular attention will be paid to the ways that the media has depicted people living with schizophrenia, who all too often are portrayed as dangerous, unstable, and/or socially maladjusted. The talk will also consider the social construction of the schizophrenia diagnosis, and how it has been developed in the context of an increasingly-media-saturated culture.
Travis Martin is a Providence-based clinical social worker, writer, and filmmaker. He is the Co-Ordinator of Mental Health Services at CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., in Providence. He has worked with people living with schizophrenia for the past 10 years.
AS220 Media Arts is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor, #202. The entrance is at the back of the building on Lucie Way under the AS220 Labs sign. Parking is free after 6pm!
AS220 Media Arts Lecture Series is part of the AS220 Industries analog and digital media program. Visit AS220 Industries– the Community Printshop, Labs, and Media Arts to find out more about workshops, resources, and membership. Visit industries.as220.org to learn more.