A program of the Wolf Humanities Center's 2018-19 Forum on Stuff
October 17, 2018
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media, Simon Fraser University
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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