The Digital Ethnography Group is pleased to welcome Dr. Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and co-author of the book “Networked: The New Social Operating System,” to the Ethnography lab on Friday, April 10th at 5pm for a discussion about some of the changes brought about in tandem with the proliferation of social media and mobile devices.
His talk, entitled “Networked Individualism: In Communities, Families, and Work,” will explore the following issues: The Triple Revolution is 1) The turn from social organization based on groups to one based on social networks; 2) The proliferation of the personalized, far-flung internet; 3) The availability and accessibility of mobile devices. Using material from his and Lee Rainie’s Networked book, and NetLab’s East York and scholarly network research with scholars, Dr. Wellman will discuss its prevalence and implications in developed countries, and asks participants about the situation in the less developed countries.
WHEN: Friday, April 10th, 5-6 pm
WHERE: Ethnography Lab Seminar Room (330)
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street, Toronto
This talk is open to the public. Free light refreshments will be provided.