58 min

Media and the Quest for Identity with Andrew McLuhan and Henry Jenkins #2 The Future of You

    • Society & Culture

As the ever-growing prevalence of media in our lives continues to disrupt our notion of identity, how can we dictate who we really are in today’s world?
Joining Tracey for episode 2 of The Future of You to consider digital media’s role in our quest for identity are Andrew McLuhan - Director of The McLuhan Institute & grandson of renowned Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan - and Henry Jenkins - noted author & Professor at the University of Southern California.
In this fascinating discussion we touch on social media’s acceleration of topics in the public consciousness, how our sense of identity can be split and shared based on simultaneous experiences & fandoms, and the violence of language surrounding identity.
This episode of The Future of You covers:
How media’s rapid pace of change is assaulting our sense of identitySocial media’s propulsion of essential issues around race & genderThe violent multiplicity of language surrounding identityPodcasting’s effect on the intimacy of radio as a platformFinding identity in shared, collective experiences with fandomsThe TBD Conference - Get 25% off your tickets with code FUTUREOFYOU: https://www.thetbdconference.com/

Links and references at: https://www.traceyfollows.com/

As the ever-growing prevalence of media in our lives continues to disrupt our notion of identity, how can we dictate who we really are in today’s world?
Joining Tracey for episode 2 of The Future of You to consider digital media’s role in our quest for identity are Andrew McLuhan - Director of The McLuhan Institute & grandson of renowned Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan - and Henry Jenkins - noted author & Professor at the University of Southern California.
In this fascinating discussion we touch on social media’s acceleration of topics in the public consciousness, how our sense of identity can be split and shared based on simultaneous experiences & fandoms, and the violence of language surrounding identity.
This episode of The Future of You covers:
How media’s rapid pace of change is assaulting our sense of identitySocial media’s propulsion of essential issues around race & genderThe violent multiplicity of language surrounding identityPodcasting’s effect on the intimacy of radio as a platformFinding identity in shared, collective experiences with fandomsThe TBD Conference - Get 25% off your tickets with code FUTUREOFYOU: https://www.thetbdconference.com/

Links and references at: https://www.traceyfollows.com/

58 min

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