Wednesday, September 16, 2009

danah boyd to speak locally!

Save the date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 7 pm, Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette, IL. This talk is co-sponsored by Family Awareness Network and more details are available on that site.

danah boyd studied at Brown, MIT and UC Berkeley where she wrote her PhD thesis on Why Youth ♥ Social Network Sites. She has been researching and writing about online social networks since before the seemingly long ago days of Friendster as this 2003 New York Times article attests.

Her work with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is referenced on our Online Connections Internet Safety page, created in support of previous parent programs at New Trier.

The book she’ll be discussing, Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media, is a result of a three-year collaborative project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

It will be exciting to hear danah boyd speak on October 7. As an added bonus CPDUs are available for education and health professionals – let’s gather a group of New Trier faculty for dinner and the talk.

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