Habits of Leaking, Politics of Forgiving

MONDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES | AUDIENCE(S)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 | 6 p.m. | DANIEL FAMILY COMMONS | USDAN UNIVERSITY CENTER

WENDY HUI KYONG CHUN
Brown University

New media technologies provoke both anxiety and hope: anxiety over surveillance and hope for empowerment. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun reveals that these two reactions complement rather than oppose each other by emphasizing how exposure is necessary in order for networks to work. Addressing the key ways that gender plays—and has historically played—into negotiating media exposure, she examines how “habits of privacy” persist and are fostered, often to our detriment.

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