“Seeing Silicon Valley” with Mary Beth Meehan and Fred Turner

Thursday, May 5
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


In-person attendance: limited to MIT community members enrolled in Covid Pass.

Streaming: This event will be available live on Zoom (mit.zoom.us/j/96579656038) and recorded.

Acclaimed photographer Mary Beth Meehan and Silicon Valley historian and media scholar Fred Turner discuss their recently published and award-winning book Seeing Silicon Valley: Life inside a Fraying America, a collaborative exploration of the culture of Silicon Valley — not the culture of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg that we see in the press, but the lives of the men and women who inhabit the Valley and make it work. If Silicon Valley is building the world’s future, Meehan and Turner argue, then we must learn to see through the tech industry’s marketing campaigns. We need to see the kind of society the tech industry is actually creating, in its own back yard.


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