Digital Culture in the Age of American Unreason

Digital Culture in the Age of American Unreason

More and more people are regularly communicating via blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, but what do these exchanges amount to, and are we communicating more about less? Joining us to explore the relationships between digital culture, anti-intellectualism, fundamentalism, and American education is Susan Jacoby, the author of The Age of American Unreason, and Nicholas Carr, a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review who writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture. His latest book is The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

Hammer Forum

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef. 

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelly, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.