Thinking Machines: Social Networks
Join us for this upcoming program and networking night, beginning at 6pm with a viewing of the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. At 7 pm, the conversation begins in Koret Auditorium. Continue the discussion and mingle at our cash bar (drinks and snacks) from 8–9:30 pm.
How do social networks impact our relationships? How have they changed notions of self and community? What can we learn about our culture from how people use social networks? How does social media lead to deception and how can we combat it?
Join us for the next program in the Thinking Machines conversation series, featuring Jeff Hancock, founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab, and Mike Krieger, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Instagram.
Jeff Hancock is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University where he is the Founding Director of the Stanford Social Media Lab. Professor Hancock studies the psychology of social media, using computational techniques and behavioral experiments to examine deception and trust, emotional dynamics, well-being and relationships. A native of British Columbia, Canada, Professor Hancock was a Customs Officer before earning his PhD in Psychology at Dalhousie University, Canada. He was a Professor of Information Science and Communication at Cornell prior to joining Stanford in 2015. He currently lives in Palo Alto with his wife and daughter, and he regularly does his best to stop pucks as a hockey goalie.
Mike Krieger (@mikeyk) is the CTO and co-founder of Instagram, a global community of more than 800 million. Mike oversees all engineering efforts at Instagram, creating products that help people strengthen relationships and connect with what matters to
them. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Mike holds an MS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He is active supporter of the arts and philanthropic causes including criminal justice reform and income security.
$20 Members | $25 non-members
Thinking Machines at the de Young is made possible with support from AppDynamics, VSCO, and The Molly and David Wadhwani Foundation.