Author, researcher, commentator
danah boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and a research associate at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In her research, danah examines everyday practices involving social media, with specific attention to youth engagement.
We live in a culture of fear. Fear feeds on attention and attention is captured by fear. Social media has complicated our relationship with attention and the rise of the attention economy highlights the challenges of dealing with this scarce resource. But what does this mean for the culture of fear? How are the technologies that we design to bring the world together being used to create new divisions? In this talk, danah will explore what happens at the intersection of the culture of fear and the attention economy.