BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20240223T014053Z DESCRIPTION:Speaker:\n \nJeremy Birnholtz\, Professor\, School of Communica tion\, Northwestern University\n\nTitle:\n \nSelf-Presentation in Sociotec hnical Life: How We Present Ourselves to Each Other in a World of Digital Platforms\n\nAbstract:\n \nSelf-presentation\, rooted in Goffman’s class ic work\, is the fundamental social process by which people shape their pu blic personas and play the social roles (e.g.\, teacher\, student\, lesbia n\, doctor\, etc.) that structure our everyday interactions. Today’s soc ial platforms and communication technologies\, however\, complicate this p rocess in ways that Goffman could never have anticipated. Specifically\, t he “physics” of how information moves in the environment have changed and can vary widely from platform to platform. And we lack a systematic fr amework for discussing these differences and how people cope with them (an d their consequences). In this talk\, I will discuss a book manuscript Mic hael Ann DeVito and I are working on to address this gap. I will give an o verview of the framework\, our focus in particular on LGBTQ+ populations\, and how we can use this work to better understand and describe important social behavior in a range of online contexts.\n \nSpeaker Bio:\n​\nJere my Birnholtz is a Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern U niversity\, where he also runs the Social Media Lab. His research focuses on human-computer interaction issues\, such as attention\, online identity \, and collaboration through the use of technology. He has lectured and pu blished widely on subjects that include LGBTQ+ experiences online\, young people’s attention to instant messaging\, and deception in text messagin g. Jeremy has served several stints as a Visiting Professor at Facebook\, working closely with several product teams.\n\n\nLocation:\n \nIn person: Chambers Hall \, 600 Foste r Street\, Lower Level\nRemote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/9581 5707325 \nPasscode: NICO2024\n \nAbout the Speaker Series:\n \nWed nesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the to pics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ran ging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern\, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for informat ion on future speakers.\n \n DTEND;TZID="Central Standard Time":20240228T130000 DTSTAMP:20240223T014053Z DTSTART;TZID="Central Standard Time":20240228T120000 LAST-MODIFIED:20240223T014053Z LOCATION:In person at Chambers Hall\, or remote via Zoom PRIORITY:5 RECURRENCE-ID;TZID="Central Standard Time":20240228T120000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Wed@NICO\, Jeremy Birnholtz\, 2/28 TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000202005935749DA01000000000000000 010000000C542FE758110E148AB21372FB34E3B53 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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Jeremy Birnholtz\, Professor\, School of Communication\, Northwestern University


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Self-Presentation in Sociotec hnical Life: How We Present Ourselves to Each Other in a World of Digital Platforms

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Self-presentation\, rooted in Goffman’ s classic work\, is the fundamental social process by which people shape t heir public personas and play the social roles (e.g.\, teacher\, student\, lesbian\, doctor\, etc.) that structure our everyday interactions. Today ’s social platforms and communication technologies\, however\, complicat e this process in ways that Goffman could never have anticipated. Specific ally\, the “physics” of how information moves in the environment have changed and can vary widely from platform to platform. And we lack a syste matic framework for discussing these differences and how people cope with them (and their consequences). In this talk\, I will discuss a book manusc ript Michael Ann DeVito and I are working on to address this gap. I will g ive an overview of the framework\, our focus in particul ar on LGBTQ+ populations\, and how we can use this work to better u nderstand and describe important social behavior in a range of online cont exts.

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Speaker Bio:

Jeremy Birnholtz is a Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern Unive rsity\, where he also runs the Social Media Lab. His research focuses on h uman-computer interaction issues\, such as attention\, online identity\, a nd collaboration through the use of technology. H e has lectured and published widely on subjects that include LGBTQ+ experi ences online\, young people’s attention to instant messaging\, and decep tion in text messaging. Jeremy has served several stints as a Visiting Pro fessor at Facebook\, working closely with several product teams.

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In person: Chambers Hall\, 600 Foster Street\, Lower Lev el
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j /95815707325

Passcode: NICO2024< /o:p>

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About the Speaker Series:

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Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of co mplex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern\, from applied math to sociology to bio logy and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speake rs.

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