The Scholars Program Symposium is part of an annual series at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Each year Barbie Zelizer, Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, chooses an Annenberg faculty member(s) to coordinate the symposium who then works with a selected group of doctoral students. The symposium directors and student committee create a theme, select speakers, arrange panels and organize the event along with Program Coordinator Emily Plowman. Often the papers presented at each symposium have been published by Routledge in a series edited by Professor Zelizer.
RSVP REQUIRED: Emily Plowman
The digital environment’s impact on culture permeates most aspects of everyday life, but often in unrecognized or unarticulated ways. This symposium tracks some of the key platforms in which digital culture takes shape — data formation, images, commerce and politics. Offering a close examination of these intersections where digitization and culture meet, the symposium considers how digital impulses add and detract from existing cultural formations and under which circumstances digital culture most fruitfully asserts its presence.
Seating is limited; breakfast, refreshments, lunch and an evening reception will be available to those who attend.
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