In the 1920s, Margaret Mead’s book Coming of Age in Samoa ignited fiery debate about the influence of culture in adolescent development. Anthropologist Kristin Bright considers this legacy for how we think about the entanglements of AI and coming-of-age today by drawing on ethnographic research in Vermont and Canada and exploring how youth imagine themselves in ways that stretch, use, and refuse digital technologies.
This in-person event will also be live streamed. Please register so that we can send you the link for the live stream and so we can share with you other information about the event.
About the Presenter
Kristin Bright grew up in Addison County, Vermont, and is a professor of cultural and digital anthropology at Middlebury College. Her research focuses on the ways people imagine social worlds of connection, care, and futurity in schools, clinics, households, and other settings in Asia and North America. In 2017 she and her students founded an ethnographic research lab called The Body Online (bodyonline.org) to understand how people imagine and interact with emerging practices of the body, technology, and activism online including youth digital cultures.
Please contact us at email@example.com for information on disability services. To request a specific accommodation, contact us at least three weeks prior to the event.