Spring Colloquium Book Talk: "Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left"

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
Penn Book Store, 36th & Walnut, 2nd Floor Study & Events Room

Todd Wolfson, Assistant Professor Rutgers University, will discuss his new book Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left (University of Illinois Press, 2014), which examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements.

Wolfson’s research focuses on the intersection of new media and contemporary social movements.  An anthropologist by training, his research is a mixture of traditional and cyber-based ethnography and has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

He is a co-founder of the Media Mobilizing Project (MMP) based in Philadelphia. MMP's is an award-winning organization that aims is to utilize new media and communications to build a movement of poor and working people, united across color lines. MMP's work has been supported by the Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Media and Democracy Coalition and Media Democracy Fund amongst others.

This event is co-sponsored by Penn's Annenberg School of Communication.