October 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

‘Growing Up Digital: Learning After the End of Privacy,’ Oct. 16

The Fire to iPhone theme presents “Growing Up Digital: Learning After the End of Privacy” on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in Baker Theater.

Dr. Richard E. Miller

Dr. Richard E. Miller

In this multimedia lecture, Dr. Richard E. Miller will discuss how digital technology is disrupting the Ivory Tower’s three cornerstones: teaching, learning, and administration. This is an opportunity to think together about what it means to live and work in a world where your every action can be recorded for others to see.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are provided.

Miller is Professor of English and a Visiting Professor in the Rutgers University doctoral program in Clinical Social Work. He has delivered more than 100 invited talks across the country and abroad on a range of topics related to literacy, technology and higher education. His current research is focused on “the end of privacy” and how education is being changed by the proliferation of hand-held devices that enable instant publication and global distribution of anything that can be seen or heard. He and Professor Ann Jurecic are in the process of co-writing Habits of the Creative Mind, a guide designed to help writers practice being curious in the Age of Information Overload, which is due out from Bedford/St. Martins in 2015.

Fire to iPhone theme iconThe author of As if Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education (1998) and Writing at the End of the World (2005), Miller has, for the past five years, published exclusively on his website, An Experiment in Learning in Public, including a series of case studies on digital voyeurism, willful self-incrimination, school violence, and citizen journalism.

About the Fire to iPhone theme: From Fire to iPhone, human beings have always engaged in developing new technologies to improve their work, quality of life and relationships with others. Our culture speaks of “technology” as though it describes the most cutting-edge digital inventions. And it does. But technology itself is nothing new. Humans have been developing new technologies throughout our history.

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