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Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

On The Media

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

7:00 PM

On February 15, in the midst of Twitter-facilitated revolution in the Middle East, on the very day artificial intelligence battles with humans on Jeopardy! - On The Media looks at the potential of new media to deliver - or totally destroy - mankind.

Using tape and visual imagery, Brooke and Bob will plumb the depths of the deepest thinkers on the subject – Ethan Zuckerman, Evgeny Morozov and Clive Thompson among them – to explore the impact of new media and the internet on our brains, our social lives, our politics and our world.  They’ll offer evidence for both sides of the argument: the one that says we face a cyber-Utopia, the other foreseeing a soul-shrinking Dystopia.

Then they’ll ask the audience to vote on it. There will also be great jazz.

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone