Let’s face it: the internet is broken. The internet was presented as a kind of utopia where we would be given a chance to connect with people around the world and have the entirety of human knowledge literally at our fingertips. The internet could ring in an era built on empathy, understanding and opportunity. Unfortunately, none of that ever quite realized, and we’ve instead been introduced to an era of increased political polarization, the weakening of objective truth, a new method of identity theft, tech addiction and more.
“Unbreak the Internet” is a look at where things went wrong, and what we can do to get back on the right track and build a world that works for us all.
About the Speaker:
Parker Molloy is a writer whose work has appeared in places like The Guardian, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, VICE, and The Verge. Currently, she writes about the intersection of culture, technology, media, and politics as editor-at-large of Media Matters for America. In 2016, she was named one of Fusion’s “The 30,” a group of “30 women 30 and under who will change the presidential election.” In 2014, she was included on the Windy City Times’ annual “30 Under 30” list of influential LGBTQ Chicagoans. Her TV appearances include MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” and NBC’s “The Today Show.”
Parker can be found spending way too much time on Twitter. Really – so, so much time on Twitter. She lives in Chicago with her wife, Kayla, and their pets, a dog named Meatball and a cat named Snickers.
The Collective Speakers Series is presented in partnership with the Colorado Chautauqua and Collective Speakers. The Boulder-based agency represents dynamic individuals working for the greater collective and takes pride in their core values of bringing awareness to their areas of specialty, including diversity, social justice, mental health and education. Founded by Sean Lawton in 2018, the agency is pleased to present a new series of lectures that challenge and inspire the Boulder Valley community.