Sunday, November 5 | 4 - 5 PM
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Penthouse 901
915 E 60th St | Chicago, IL | 60637
To what extent do the wiles of computer algorithms influence our worldview? If social media flattens our political discourse, how can citizens in a democracy engage in dialogue? “Echo chambers,” “filter bubbles”—whatever we call them, we know that Google, Facebook, and Twitter mediate our consumption of the news. Media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan comes to CHF for a probing discussion of the complex role technology and social media play in shaping our beliefs—and to offer some positive solutions.
Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of five books on copyright and new media, including The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry. His forthcoming book on Facebook, Anti-Social Media, will be available in spring 2018.