Social media expert danah boyd
One of the leading thinkers in social media is coming to the School of Information this week for the John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society. danah boyd, a social media researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, will speak on “Youth-Generated Culture: Growing Up in an Era of Social Media” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The presentation — open to the public — will be in the Blau Auditorium, R1100 Ross School of Business (Tappan and Monroe Streets).
This provocative, free talk is sponsored by the School of Information with a generous gift from John Seely Brown. Anyone interested in understanding social media is encouraged to attend. In describing her planned talk, boyd says that whether on social networking sites, texting, or blogging, youth leverage the power of social media to create, communicate, share, and learn.
The centerpiece of the symposium is the John Seely Brown Lecture, which is supported by a gift from Brown, who is widely recognized simply as “JSB.” He is an alumnus of U-M, having earned an MS in mathematics in 1964 and a Ph.D. in computer and communication sciences in 1972. He has been a strong supporter of SI for a number of years.