“Russia, Cambridge Analytica, and What Else? Groups and Targets behind Divisive Issue Campaigns on Facebook”
Social Science in the Age of Genomics
**Please join us for a reception with free food outside room 109 from 5:30-6pm. The lecture will follow from 6-7pm.**
Join Comm major alumna Allison Kluger (C'87), Emmy Award nominated Television Producer and Executive, former on-air talent, media consultant and lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, as she gives you advice on how to have an impactful presence in the world.
The goal of this one-day event is to activate a local hub of media makers, activists, artists, and researchers working towards social justice in Philadelphia. This will be the first step toward a long-term plan to develop stronger networks of interaction in Philly with the goal of strengthening ties, sharing ideas and resources, and forging connections and collaborations.
It has become a truism that the Internet fosters narrow echo chambers that threaten democratic principles. To combat this fragmentation, many have advocated for more inclusive approaches to moderation and evaluation. According to Professor Wendy Chun, this important work is still not enough. Chun will describe how the segregated networks of today’s internet are in fact entwined with our nation’s long history of residential segregation. Desegregating our online communities also requires us to address more concrete forms of separation and exclusion.
How were Berlin’s media put at risk during the Holocaust and Cold War? Annenberg participants in SummerCulture 2018 – PhD students Jennifer Henrichsen, Sanjay Jolly, Muira McCammon, Hanna Morris, Samantha Oliver and Celeste Wagner – discovered a variety of answers, when their immersive two-week research projects took them across the German city in search of evidence related to the visual memory of conflict, war and genocide.
Come hear them recount their experiences and present their research!
How did the arts function as a vital medium in the German Democratic Republic? This exhibition provides insight into the role of artists in political conditions when the state pervasively manages the production of imagery, and where social responsibility is prized over the ability to express oneself freely and critically. The prints and drawings, from the collection of Monroe Price and Aimée Brown Price, explore how creativity perseveres, even as circumstances tightly channel and restrict voice.
Join us in welcoming our 2018-2019 Visiting Scholars!
The People's Republic of Craigslist - and the Accidental Critique of a Gentrifying Internet
The ASC Convocation Ceremony will be held on Monday, August 27 at 11:00am. Dean Michael Delli Carpini will welcome incoming graduate students, faculty, scholars, and staff and give his annual presentation on the state of the school.