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What is Cooper Reads Together?

WHY -- As part of our scholarly work together, and particularly amidst global crises, one avenue for learning is through common, shared experiences.

WHAT -- We invite everyone to participate in a collective activity: Cooper Reads Together.

2024 Read: Collaborative Society by Dariusz Jemielniak and Aleksandra Przegalinska

The book selection is “Collaborative Society” by Dariusz Jemielniak and Aleksandra Przegalinska. You may pick up a free copy in the Library (while supplies last!) or access an e-book here.  

The book “examines the emergence of a new kind of social collaboration enabled by networked technologies. [‘Collaborative Society’] covers the ‘sharing economy,’ and the hijacking of the term by corporations; different models of peer production, and motivations to participate; collaborative media production and consumption, the definitions of ‘amateur’ and ‘professional,’ and the power of memes; hactivism and social movements, including Anonymous and anti-ACTA protest; collaborative knowledge creation, including citizen science; collaborative self-tracking; and internet-mediated social relations, as seen in the use of Instagram, Snapchat, and Tinder. Finally, the book considers the future of these collaborative tendencies and the disruptions caused by fake news, bots, and other challenges.”  (MIT Press)

During the Spring 2024 semester, we will hold small group discussions in the Library about the text, with lunch. You don't have to have read the book to participate - all are welcome! But please DO register, as we need a headcount for food.

Register for a Cooper Reads Together! Discussion Group

Check back here in the future for information about other events and upcoming sessions!

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