Culture and Technology Book Club

Fri Apr 19 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC-04:00

Toronto Public Library - North York Central Library, eLearning Lab (2nd floor) | Toronto

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Culture and Technology Book Club
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Discuss new and classic texts that raise important questions about the way technology transforms our cultural and political lives.
About this Event

The Culture and Technology Book club brings readers together once a month to discuss new and classic texts that raise important questions about the way technology transforms our cultural and political lives. The group will read on relevant topics related to social media, innovation, surveillance and infrastructure.

When: Friday, April 19 @ 7:00pm

Where: North York Central Library(5120 Yonge Street, Toronto), eLearning Lab (2nd floor)

Theme: The Work of Art

This month we will read: “The Work of Art in the age of Mechanical Reproduction” by Walter Benjamin (1935) [Widely available]

Walter Benjamin was perhaps the first to speculate on how the development of media technologies change our relationship to artworks and artforms both old and new. We’ll use his germinal essay on the subject as a ground to discuss more recent innovations in the arts and how our understanding of artwork and artists continues to take new shapes.

Registration is encouraged. Drop-ins welcome. Book your ticket through Eventbrite.

For more information, contact the 4th floor Business, Science & Technology desk at 416-395-5613.

Comments, bonus reading suggestions, or want to sign up for The Culture and Technology mailing list? Send an email to [email protected]. Reading chapters of some of the readings will be sent out to members ahead of time. Reach out to us if you’d like a copy and haven’t received one.

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to participate in these programs. Please let us know as far in advance as possible, and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks' notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected].





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Toronto Public Library - North York Central Library, eLearning Lab (2nd floor), 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada

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