How has the internet changed us?
Friday March 25: 7:00PM – 8:15PM
Will the second generation to grow up with the internet be different from the first? Is the real you the one on Facebook or the one on Twitter or the one on Snapchat? Or could it still be the one with flesh and bones? In this discussion, Tricia Wang (researcher of global internet culture) and Nathan Jurgenson (social media theorist and consultant for Snapchat) will shed light on American culture after the digital revolution.
Tricia Wang (@triciawang) researches global internet culture and has done extensive ethnographic research in China and Mexico. She holds positions at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and at Data & Society, a research center in New York. She is writing her first book on the internet and personal identity.
Nathan Jurgenson (@nathanjurgenson) is a sociologist and social media theorist. He is the co-founder and chair of the Theorizing the Web conference, an editor of The New Inquiry, and is also a researcher at Snapchat.
Buy a $12 ticket in-person at Strand's main floor registers or at the door. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 826 Broadway at 12th Street. Enter the lobby and take the elevator to the third floor.