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Wednesday, October 24 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Entertainment Without an Entertainment Industry?

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Is small the new big? Are niches the new centers of power?   Have we gone from Warhol's famous for 15 minutes to Clay Shirky's famous to 15 people to famous to 50,000 people'?  This presentation examines these questions with specific reference to the micro-stars of YouTube, blogs, and Twitter, whose fame has been facilitated by open and ubiquitous digital media platforms.   As we now live in a world where celebrity is not something only consumed by us, but also manufactured by us, the presentation explores how, why, and to what extent, we the people contribute to its construction.   


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avatar for Leora Kornfeld - Research Associate, Harvard Business School & Research Affiliate, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Leora Kornfeld - Research Associate, Harvard Business School & Research Affiliate, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Since 2008 Leora Kornfeld has been a researcher at Harvard, where her work looks at the implications of digital, networked media for communications, marketing, and business models. She spent 12 years working for Canada\'s national broadcaster, CBC, most notably as the host of \'Realtime\', one of the world\'s first live radio shows (1994-1997) to incorporate Internet technologies into the program. Post CBC she moved to England and completed... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hynes Convention Center Back Bay - 900 Boylston Street, Boston MA