The Social Media Reader
powerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP requested: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com
The powerHouse Arena presents the launch of The Social Media Reader, a collection of essays exploring the rise of a participatory culture that blurs the boundaries between creator and audience. The book features key essays from the major authors in the field, including Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, Henry Jenkins, Lawrence Lessig, Tim O’Reilly, Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky, and Siva Vaidhyanathan. The Social Media Reader editor Michael Mandiberg will be joined by Ceci Moss and David Horvitz to discuss social media and its relationship to art on and off the web, and articulate a theory of post-internet art—creating and replicating a few memes in the process.