Mon July 21, 2014
Between the Covers: “The Circle” by Dave Eggers
A dark comedic novel about a fictional and highly successful social media company called The Circle, where Mae Holland is hired as a Customer Experience representative. Mae slowly becomes "encircled" by the corporation, whose sole mission is to have all experiences, images and thought by everyone available to all people.
Guests on the program include Stephen Middleton, instructor of mass communication, April Hobbs Nutter, web director, Toni Hobbs, director of creative and branding services, and Sasha Reinhardt, middle school educator. They will discuss issues of virtual privacy, data sharing, and the role of social media in contemporary culture.