Digital Media Researcher Explores the Role of Technology in Our Lives
Published on February 25, 2014
Susquehanna University will welcome digital media researcher Timothy Lockridge to campus on March 11. Invited by the Department of Political Science, he will discuss how technology has changed both the private and public lives of people, and how individuals view their current security and privacy. His lecture, titled “From Satellites to Snowden: Hacker History and the Growth of Surveillance Culture,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall.
The lecture will be presented as part of the 2013–14 university theme, Technology in Our Lives, and a series of events this spring that address issues of diversity, equality and social justice. Lockridge will examine technology’s increasing impact on our private and public lives, and discuss how its influence is blurring the lines between what is considered public and what is considered private.
Lockridge is assistant professor of communication studies at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. His research focuses primarily on digital rhetoric, Web writing and design, composition, markup language and the various histories of digital media. He holds a doctorate degree in rhetoric from the University of Virginia.