Presented by Dr. Hunter Fine, Assistant Professor of Communication
In this virtual presentation by Dr. Hunter Fine, he considers the various practices surrounding Southeast Asian and Oceanic seafaring as forms of knowledge, communication, and social advocacy. Despite marginalization and the lasting legacies of historical oppression that produce contemporary barriers, open-ocean navigation, traditional canoe building, and the maintenance of shore environments are still at work today.
In the contemporary sphere these endeavors are also profound forms of social advocacy and communication that have the potential to shed insight across cultural and political spectrums. Navigation sets out to move from a place toward a destination in an amount of time without getting lost and is an act that is physical and material as well as intellectual, community-based, and at times rhetorical.
Fine will discuss what it means to engage, examine, and support traditional seafaring practices, paying particular attention to communication theory and his local experiences as a practitioner.
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