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Brown Bag talk explores Internet as place vs. face to face

Emory Report | June 8, 2015

Is the Internet a place where people meet and form relationships? Do people interact differently in cyberspace than they do face to face?

Join a Brown Bag Discussion with author Jon Mitchell on Thursday, June 11, at noon at the Emory Center for Ethics.

“Where Are We When We’re Online?” will explore the feeling that the Internet is a place people go to interact with others, with smartphones and social media contributing to that perception.

Other questions to be considered include:

  • While technology companies benefit from the illusion of the Internet as a place, do individuals?
  • How does human interaction differ online and off?
  • What are the ethical, psychological, emotional and spiritual implications?

The discussion is free and open to the public.

Mitchell, who is based in Los Angeles, is author of the book “In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times” and is managing editor for Burning Man organization.

For more information, contact Tanya Anderson Woodward at 404-727-1179.