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Sun 6/26, 2016, 7:30pm
Virginia Heffernan
How the Internet Changed Everything
Since its inception, the internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full-fledged society. Heffernan will discuss her new book, which explores the logic and aesthetics of the highly visual, social, and portable life online and the way it is changing how we perceive, experience, and understand the world.
$5
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 7:30PM

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The Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
Doors open: 6:30pm

Virginia Heffernan Credit-Francis Hill

Since its inception, the internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full-fledged society. In a relatively short amount of time, it has developed into a massive force in our world. New York Times journalist, Virginia Heffernan counts it as one of “mankind’s great masterpieces.” Whether we like it or not, our lives have been transformed by this fascinating place, but its deep logic, cultural potential, and societal impact often elude us. Heffernan will discuss her new book, Magic and Loss, which explores the logic and aesthetics of the highly visual, social, and portable life online. The medium favors speed, accuracy, wit, and versatility, and its form and functions are changing how we perceive, experience, and understand the world.

Presented by: Town Hall and Phinney Books, as part of the Arts & Culture series.

Series supported by:

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Series media sponsorship provided by:

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KUOW 94.9

 

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