The New York Society for General Semantics is proud to co-sponsor the 68th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Institute of General Semantics, to be held online via Zoom.
This year's Korzybski Lecturer is Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and the director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. The title of his lecture is "Making Meaning through Facebook: A Semantic and Visual-Culture Tour of Social Media."
Siva Vaidhyanathan is a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues on public radio shows and news programs, notably BBC, CNN and NBC. Siva has authored several books, including Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018). His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Nation. A cultural historian, media scholar, and lecturer, Siva speaks on the impact of digitalization on society and democracy. In his speeches, he encourages audiences to consider how technology like Google and social media shape the way we think, and what we can do to foster a new Internet ecosystem designed to benefit the whole world.
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