The role technology has played in our daily lives has become ubiquitous and heavily integrated into our fast-paced world. We are connected at all times, we communicate our thoughts, feelings and aspirations out into cyberspace, as the trends and hashtags crawl into our head-space.
Temple University’s School of Media and Communications has decided to take these concepts to the next level for a full-on symposium on April 13, rightfully named Staring into the Black Mirror. Derived from the hit Netflix series, this free panel discussion delves deep into the new paradigm of technology and social media. Guests speakers from Temple, Kutztown and Drexel will couple clips with critiques on the cultural norms of the technological advancements we see today.
“Topics will include social media, gender norms, socio-psychology, micro-celebrities, drone culture, virtual reality, technological existence, and nihilism and human meaning… this event should stimulate vibrant discussion about the effects of technology on society and humanity.”
Staring into the Black Mirror: Darkness Behind the Bright Lights
@ Temple University Center City Campus
1515 Market Street, Room 308
Thursday, April 13 @ 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.