Interested in social media, changing technology and culture? This coming Wednesday, October 23, 2013 I am speaking at the Learning Community at First Church Boston. The talk is titled “Never Alone? The Perils and Promises of Community in the Digital Age.” If you’re in the greater Boston area I hope you’ll join me. There is an optional dinner ($) before the talk, but the talk at 7:30pm is free and open to the public. It will be a combination of presentation followed by discussion. Full details below.
“Never Alone? The Perils and Promises of Community in the Digital Age”
Speaker: Peter Bowden
October 23, 2013 First Church Boston, MA
66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116 Map
7:30pm Presentation – Free
6:00pm Optional Dinner – $12 Online Reservation for Dinner
Thanks to smart phones, people across the world are becoming increasingly connected to the Internet and each other. There are now more cell phones on our planet than toilets, and these phones are getting smarter and smarter. The trends in our country? Despite the vast potential of social media and tools like Facebook and Twitter to bring us together, we are statistically some of the loneliest people on earth. What happened? Where are we going? Combining presentation and facilitated discussion, we’ll explore the trends and the all important question: “What kind of lives and communities do we want to create?”
Peter Bowden is an independent television producer, and consultant working with nonprofits and congregations helping them adapt to changing technology and culture. Peter is a frequent speaker and is known for his contagious enthusiasm. He is the husband of Amy Freedman, consulting minister at First Church.