Dan Hassler-Forest

01 February 2017

Dr. Dan Hassler-Forest is a writer and an Assistant Professor of Cultural Theory and Zombies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University.

Lecture by Dan Hassler-Forest:  What is the influence of the media on identity? (English spoken): Since the American elections of last November, a debate has erupted about fake news, filter bubbles, and ‘post-truth’ politics. This desperation and division is related to great changes in our media landscape, where ‘mass media’ are increasingly being replaced by ‘social media’. How does this affect our sense of identity? How do media makers and celebrities tap into these new types of media now? Can we still speak of mass media or do we already live in the age of totally individualized algorithms? In his lecture, Dan Hassler-Forest addressed these questions, using media theory and examples from politics and popular culture.

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