Michigan Meeting explores living in the digital age, May 9-10

By | May 1, 2019
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Keynote Speakers: Adam Greenfield is a London-based writer and urbanist. His most recent book, Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life, was published by Verso in 2017. Sarah Sharma is Associate Professor and Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto.

A group of U-M faculty members have set out to ask critical questions about how today’s digital environment affects personal and societal well-being, perceptions and livelihoods. In other words, what does it mean to be alive in the digital age?

That question is the focus of “Living a Digital Life,” the 2019 Michigan Meeting scheduled for May 9-10 at the Rackham Graduate School. The two-day symposium brings together more than 30 experts in their fields to discuss topics such as digital selfhood, automation, activism, and social justice.

Organized by faculty from LSA, the School of Information and the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the conference is free and open to faculty, students, staff and the community. More info: