The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.
Please join us for a conversation about what humanists can contribute to a reimagining of digital platforms. What do we know about how today's polarizing discourse has evolved? What can we learn from previous times in history where discourse was thought to be degenerating? How can the humanities help us form thoughtful communities of diverse opinions?
Come talk to Kamilah Taylor and Daniel Burke, co-founders of Swaay, a start-up dedicated to rebuilding digital platforms to encourage thoughtful exchange; Knight-Wallace Fellow Rachel Rohr; and Megan Ankerson, communication studies, about their work and the challenges they are encountering. Angela Dillard, Afroamerican and African studies and Residential College, will moderate.
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Discussion, Humanities, Information and Technology, Physics, Undergraduate|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities, Residential College, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan, Communication Studies, Humanities Collaboratory|