Digital Dissent Commons Conversations: Technology and Public Life in Changing Times

Lecture | April 25 | 6 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Sara Dean, Assistant Chair of Graduate Design and Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, California College of the Arts

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the particular role, and power, of digital tools to express and organize political dissent, and create greater institutional and political transparency. Investigating digital tools from Augmented Reality to webcrawlers, our speakers and respondents will present work that speaks to the role of digital media in political action, advocacy, and public life from the Berkeley Campus to the national stage.

 lara@berkeley.edu, 510-495-3505