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Wendy Hui Kyong Chun | Segregation: The Stuff Social Media is Made Of

October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

It has become a truism that the Internet fosters narrow echo chambers that threaten democratic principles. To combat this fragmentation, many have advocated for more inclusive approaches to moderation and evaluation. According to Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, this important work is still not enough. Chun will describe how the segregated networks of today’s internet are in fact entwined with our nation’s long history of residential segregation. Desegregating our online communities also requires us to address more concrete forms of separation and exclusion.

This event is part of the Wolf Humanities Center’s 2018-2019 Forum on Stuff. Cosponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.


October 10, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Rainey Auditorium
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA