A Conversation with Sinan Aral (MIT) Author of The Hype Machine

Please plan to join us from Noon-1 p.m. for a dialogue with Sinan Aral in which he will discuss his new book, The Hype Machine.

“Just ten years ago, we communicated and coordinated with one another by phone, fax machine, and email. Since then, we have invented an entirely new set of technologies to curate and disseminate information. These technologies determine what we read, how we talk to people, and what advertisements we see—to the tune of trillions of messages a day. This conglomeration of technologies and social media—which I call the Hype Machine—influences everything from how we shop to who we date to how we vote. We are now living in a new social age where the Hype Machine is central to every human endeavor. I’m on a mission to achieve the promise of social media while avoiding its perils, specifically as it relates to democracy, economy, and public health.” — Sinan Aral

Date
October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Map of Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall
College Park MD 20742