Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

"Segregation: The Stuff Social Media is Made Of"

It has become a truism that the Internet fosters narrow echo chambers that threaten democratic principles. To combat this fragmentation, many have advocated for more inclusive approaches to moderation and evaluation. According to Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, this important work is still not enough. Chun will describe how the segregated networks of today’s internet are in fact entwined with our nation’s long history of residential segregation. Desegregating our online communities also requires us to address more concrete forms of separation and exclusion.

Cosponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.

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