Redeeming Public Discourse in an Age of Expedience
On Thursday, November 3rd, Dr. Stephanie Bennet, Professor of Communications and Media Ecology at Palm Beach Atlantic University, will deliver a lecture titled "Re-visiting Digital Efficacy: Redeeming Public Discourse in an Age of Expedience."
Description: Civility is not about being “nice.” It involves clearer, deeper understanding of who we are and how we envision our world. Since the emergence of Web 2.0 the interactivity of the Internet has connected us more quickly and broadly to our neighbors than at any other time in the history of civilization, yet our communication practices have suffered increasingly. Social Media create an environment that allow for new opportunities to be neighborly but have also opened the door to the worst in human behavior. While there is no easy fix for our broken and polarized public sphere, there is a grounding, a wealth of best practices, and hope for humanity in this digital age.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Study Center classroom.