The Transformative Art of the Internet; A Collaborative Revolution

We welcome journalists Malcolm Gladwell and Virginia Heffernan for an evening of drinks and lively discussion about the Internet, both as a revolutionary technology and as a global, transformative work of art. Gladwell and Heffernan will delve into the latest differences between our offline vs online lives, and the changing ways that we read, see, listen, and collaborate across this vast, uncertain, and exciting medium.
Virginia Heffernan is a journalist and critic who writes extensively about the Internet and the intersection of culture and technology. She has served as a staff writer for The New York Times, senior editor at Harper’s,founding editor at Talk, and TV critic for Slate. Her latest book, Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, explores the logic and aesthetics of the online world. It has been named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Pick andWIRED’s #1 Summer Must-Read.
Malcolm Gladwell is a journalist and author of five New York Times best-selling books that explore the often-unexpected ways social science and psychology shape our lives. A staff writer for the New Yorker since 1996, Gladwell has received numerous awards for his work, including the American Sociological Association’s Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues. His latest book, David and Goliath, considers how underdogs beat the odds. His newest project, the podcast Revisionist History, reinterprets overlooked events and ideas from the past.