Sunday, September 26, 2010

Announcing our 2010 Fall Speaker Series

This fall, we will be hosting four amazing speakers: S. Craig Watkins, Tiffany Shlain, Nathan Eagle, and Nicholas Christakis. All events are free and open to the public.

Come to the Center for Social Software in Cambridge, for the first of our fall 2010 speaker series, on October 11...

The Social Impacts of Young People’s New Media

Here are the facts:
Nine out of ten American teenagers are online.
Over 70% use social network sites daily.
75% own a mobile phone.

Join S. Craig Watkins, author of The Young and the Digital, in a conversation about the social media behaviors captured in his talks with young technology users and how it is shaping their lives.

S. Craig Watkins studies young people's social and digital media behaviors. At the University of Texas, Austin, he teaches in the departments of Radio-Television-Film and Sociology and the Center for African and African American Studies. Watkins has participated in the MacArthur Foundation initiative on Youth, Digital Media and Learning, exploring the intersection of digital media, everyday life, and learning.

Register at Eventbrite.
When: Monday, Oct 11, 2010. 3:30pm - 5:00pm; refreshments served.
Where: IBM Research, 1 Rogers St, Cambridge MA 02142
Parking: Galleria Mall, next to IBM. Bring parking ticket for validation.