- Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
- SLB Room 122
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Richard Miller's book, On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World (UPitt, March 2019), focuses on the events leading up to the suicide of Tyler Clementi and the trial that followed, where Clementi’s roommate was charged with a series of hate crimes for having used his webcam to spy on Clementi kissing another man. With access to the text messages, tweets, and chatroom posts of those directly involved in this tragedy, Miller asks: why did no one intervene to stop the spying? Searching for an answer to that question leads Miller to online porn sites, the invention of Facebook, the court-martial of Chelsea Manning, the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email server, Anthony Weiner’s sexted images, Chatroulette, and more as he maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age.
Richard Miller is a professor of English at Rutgers University, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. The author of As if Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education (1998) and Writing at the End of the World (2005), Miller spent from 2010 to 2017 publishing exclusively on his website, text2cloud.com: An Experiment in Learning in Public, driven in part by his interest in writing about material that was available to all who cared to look for it. During this time, he and and Ann Jurecic co-authored Habits of the Creative Mind (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016), a guide designed to help writers practice being curious in the Age of Information Overload. The second edition of Habits is due out in the fall of 2019.