Are We Not Peep?: an examination of the new transparency
With: author Hal Niedzviecki, Professor Alison Hearn and web developer, Glenn Eve
Do you blog? Have a Facebook account? Tweet much?
From social networking to reality TV we live and engage in a whole new world of personal disclosure.
Hal Neidzviecki, author of "The Peep Diaries," has immersed himself in this culture and he will be presenting his findings for the Cooked and Eaten at Artspace on Thurday, December 10th at 7pm.
Says Hal, "We have entered the age of "peep culture": a tell-all, show-all, know-all digital phenomenon that is dramatically altering notions of privacy, individuality, security, and even humanity. Peep culture is reality TV, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, over-the-counter spy gear, blogs, chat rooms, amateur porn, surveillance technology, Dr. Phil, Borat, cell phone photos of your drunk friend making out with her ex-boyfriend, and more. In the age of peep, core values and rights we once took for granted are rapidly being renegotiated, often without our even noticing."
Hal will be giving a multimedia presentation about the book which will be followed by what I expect to be a lively panel discussion including Hal, Professor Alison Hearn and web developer, Glenn Eve. Questions will centre around how this new culture is changing our world.