iPod, Eye-Tunes, I-Self: Identity and Music in the iPod Generation
On 21st November, Brentwood welcomes Curwen Reed from the University of Victoria's Speakers Bureau. This presentation will be given at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre.
Presentation Summary. Modern technologies have ushered forth numerous web applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, which represent new social terrain for researchers to explore. Can these technologies be said to enhance or negatively impact quality of life within the current social context? In answering this question, we will discuss the benefits of these sites, including the opportunities available for (re)creating one’s sense of individuality, while also attending to the associated pitfalls, such as infringements on personal privacy. Students will be given a taste of what sociological research looks like and encouraged to think sociologically about different areas of interest in their own lives. Mr. Reed is a candidate for a Master of Sociology degree at the University of Victoria. Educated in Ontario and Quebec, his areas of interest are in music, new technology, and identity.