The Democratic Surround and the Forgotten History of Multimedia
Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford University; Author, The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties
Monday Night Philosophy brings back Professor Turner to lay bare the long-buried cultural roots of an American media revolution. Today we find ourselves surrounded by screens - on our smartphones, our tablets, our desktop computers. Little do we know that we are living out the multimedia dreams of several dozen Cold War social scientists and propagandists, a handful of Bauhaus artists, and the musician John Cage. Turner tracks those dreams from World War II to the psychedelic '60s to today.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond