Nein: Social Media Demystified


Nov. 19, 2014

Will it be a lecture? Is it art? Can it be shared in 140 characters? A well-known character himself, US philosopher Prof. Eric Jarosinski, who was recently profiled in the New Yorker, will speak in Victoria on November 19 as part of his #FailedIntellectual Goodwill Tour.
Jarosinski (@NeinQuarterly) exemplifies the persona of the risk-taking, irreverent and melancholy intellectual: in fact, he created a Twitter persona NEIN with the above hashtag, and in his new guise and medium, reinvented the philosophical aphorism in a fictitious Twitter journal, Nein Quarterly: A Compendium of Utopian Negation.
He now has over 90,000 followers in more than 120 countries. And this month at UVic, in a talk-show format styled as “a fusion of mainstream morning television TV and Charlie Rose”, assistant professor and moderator Dr. Elena Pnevmonidou of UVic’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, along with two students from her Frankfurt School course, will have a conversation with Jarosinski about social media and humanities in the digital age.
The organizer of the event Dr. Charlotte Schallié (also of Germanic and Slavic Studies) will moderate a Twitter feed that evening to supply audience input and questions. Additionally, this event will feature a musical guest, Lisa Sweetbrook.
NEIN. Social Media Demystified - A Conversation with Eric Jarosinski: Humanities in the Digital Age is sponsored by UVic’s European Studies Program, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Global Studies, Departments of Germanic and Slavic Studies, English, French and Philosophy, as well as University Systems and UVic’s Technology Integrated Learning unit.
What: A Conversation with Eric Jarosinski: Humanities in the Digital Age
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Room 105, Harry Hickman Building, UVic
Open to the general public. Please come early and reserve your seat!

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