For millennia, traditional knowledge and culture were passed down through family, friends, and communities. But the internet has changed everything: the mass-mediated, open access nature of digital media like Instagram challenge notions of tradition, community, and privacy.
What happens to culture when the internet intervenes—when the need for family or friends to share knowledge can be replaced by watching a YouTube video or reading a Wikipedia page? How can we protect traditional culture from online exploitation and appropriation? And conversely, how can we use technology to preserve traditions and build community?
Join us for a Think & Drink event that explores the collision of modern technology with the histories, experiences, and ideas of cultural groups that are often positioned on the margins of society. Featuring Aaron Whitefoot, member of the Yakama Nation and YouTube Creator; Kimberly Christen, professor at WSU; and Russell Hugo, professor at the UW.
In partnership with the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.
Event is free and open to the public. Register here.
- November 20, 2019
- Gilbert Cellars
5 N Front Street Yakima, WA 98901 United States
About Think & Drink Events
Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas. Scholars, experts, artists, or activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Events are held periodically throughout the year in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Yakima.