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New media: Wonderfully creepy

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Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 - 12:00

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Jock-Turcot University Centre, Alumni Auditorium

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New media is usually celebrated or condemned: celebrated as inherently democratic or revolutionary; condemned as isolating and as a particularly pernicious form of surveillance. Rather than taking either side, Dr. Wendy Chun argues that new media are the wonderful creepy. It is therefore essential to grasp the ways it makes porous the boundaries between the private and the public, the revolutionary and the banal, control and freedom.

With funding support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.