Privacy and Identity in the Age of Facebook

privacyfacebook300How have the lines between our public and private lives blurred with the rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites? Have we given up our privacy to maintain a public identity? Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have made it so easy to inform the world of our every move, from daily banalities to emotional breakups.

Marissa Gluck will examine whether we can control our unique identities, when the Internet makes it so easy for others to participate in how we communicate about ourselves to the world. The discussion will feature Danah Boyd, a social media researcher for Microsoft; Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communications, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at USC; and new media artist Nathan Ruyle, an adjunct faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts.
Monday, March 28, 2011 | 4 pm
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends Lecture Hall, Room 240
Organized by the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities.