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Exhausted From Your Insta-Snap-Tweet-Texting Life?

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Did you miss the lecture? You can listen here:

Want to be less exhausted by the virtual world? Felicia Wu Song’s lecture will discuss the transformation of self and community (largely one that is away from reality and so away from the body) brought about through over dependence on, and over connected-ness to, technology. Dr. Song will put forth how a theological anthropology focused on humans as embodied creatures connected to God can restore our intended sense of personhood and community that has been misshaped by technology.

Lecturer Bio: Felicia Wu Song is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Westmont College.  She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia, MA in Communication Studies from Northwestern, and BA in History from Yale.

“My research lies at the intersection of the sociology of culture and the sociology of technology. As someone interested in the social and cultural effects of social media and digital technology—for example, how our lives and understandings are shaped by how we use our cellphones or how we use Facebook—I am often struck by how much we let technology mold the rhythms of our lives and the relationships we have, and how little power we feel we have to do otherwise. Studying the place of technology in our lives forces me to see how living in a countercultural way—something as simple as not checking email on the weekends—incurs real costs and sacrifice.”

Directions and Parking: Visitors should park in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. Click here for a map to the Bryan Center Parking Garage and here for walking directions from there to Rubenstein Library.


February 21
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
Durham, NC + Google Map