Adulting, How We Think the Internet Connects Us

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1535

  • Jun 21, 2018 1:00 pm
  • 1:36:26 mins

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up (16:01) Kelly Williams Brown is the author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. Growing up is an ever challenging, ever changing endeavor. Each generation deals with it in their own way. Kelly Brown has literally written the book on growing up and shares what she has learned from interviewing people from all walks of life. How We Think the Internet Connects Us (1:03:52) Ethan Zuckerman is the Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists. With just a single click, we can access almost anything; cat videos, the profiles of former classmates, the best cinnamon roll recipe, or the current political turbulence throughout the world. These are all made possible through the every growing online community. But does all this mean we are truly “connected?” Ethan Zuckerman, author of "Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It". Ethan Zuckerman shares what he learned researching his book and the work being done to create a truly more connected world.

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How We Think the Internet Connects Us

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Ethan Zuckerman is the Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists. With just a single click, we can access almost anything; cat videos, the profiles of former classmates, the best cinnamon roll recipe, or the current political turbulence throughout the world. These are all made possible through the every growing online community. But does all this mean we are truly “connected?” Ethan Zuckerman, author of "Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It". Ethan Zuckerman shares what he learned researching his book and the work being done to create a truly more connected world.

Ethan Zuckerman is the Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists. With just a single click, we can access almost anything; cat videos, the profiles of former classmates, the best cinnamon roll recipe, or the current political turbulence throughout the world. These are all made possible through the every growing online community. But does all this mean we are truly “connected?” Ethan Zuckerman, author of "Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It". Ethan Zuckerman shares what he learned researching his book and the work being done to create a truly more connected world.