|Social Media May Be Media but They Are Not a Society
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory Street
Urbana (View Map)
Department of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
The social movements that rattled the world in 2011-12, from Tunisia and Egypt to Athens and Madrid to New York's Occupy Wall Street and other occupations, revolted against ruling elites and established institutions. They used social media to create connections, but these connections need to spawn face-to-face assemblies and full-spectrum movements if these movements are to further the work of democracy.
Todd Gitlin, a former president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), draws on his experience as activist and researcher to analyze social mobilization in our era of new and changing media.
Hosted by: Department of Sociology, Initiative for Transnational Futures, Transnational Seminar
In conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, College of Media, Department of Geography, Department of History, Department of Journalism, Department of Media and Cinema Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Focal Point on Transnational Communications, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Institute of Communications Research, Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program