Join Dr. Amanda Egan with Indiana Humanities INseparable program for an exploration of how social media changes how we relate to our neighbors and how we can maximize the benefits of social media for the good of all Hoosiers. INseparable hopes to spark conversations about how suburban, urban, and rural communities are linked and help Hoosiers cross boundaries and gather to explore the opportunists and challenges we share.
Dr. Amanda Egan is an assistant professor of psychology at Marian University in Indianapolis.She earned her PhD in applied social psychology at Loyola University Chicago.Her research focuses on human-computer interactions and particularly how the presence of ubiquitous personal technologies like smartphones impactperceptions of self and others and their interpersonal interactions.She is interested in how these technologies can paradoxically both isolate us from but also connect us with our communities and how that impacts not only individuals but society at large.
This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the library’s Program Room. Free parking is available and no registration is required. For more information visit carmel.lib.in.us.