Campus Talk of Interest
BRYN MAWR COLLEGE
Department of Sociology
Announces the Upcoming Public Lecture by
Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
The Hand and the Garden: Reading, Connection, and the Five Dimensions of Media Practice
"Have you ever wondered about the impact of the internet on the reading habits of young people?"
Educators and parents worry that reading is faltering among youth, losing the competition with social media, texting, and online entertainment. Past research suggested a “glamour versus honor” thesis. Now research on a new generation (in media terms) finds that although the spatial and temporal organization of connectivity has changed radically, the cultural separation of reading from being online persists. Understanding media practices requires a five-dimensional conception that incorporates space, time, materiality, social honor, and the imagined future.
Thursday, October 25 @ 7:30 p.m., Dalton 300
Open to the Public