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Those of us born before 1980 increasingly cannot recognize the world around us. Our rapid adoption of computers, the Internet and mobile devices has transformed the way we communicate. This technical revolution has had profound social effects, splitting our society into “analog” and “digital” cultures. We now struggle to live simultaneously in two cultures – one that hews to a world rooted in books and personal social contacts, the other oriented toward a vast global computer network that sends us news and entertainment at the click of a fingertip. Can old analog values survive in this new digital universe? Our conversation, led by technology expert Alex Alben, explores how digital inventions are shaping communication, political discourse and today’s media landscape.
Description taken directly from the Humanities Lectures announcement. (Lyndatrue)