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Bridges to the Future

Bridges to the Future

Bringing new perspectives to Denver about the world's most pressing issues

Bridges to the Future is DU's premier program for generating local discussions about pressing global issues and how they might impact the future.

Each year, DU chooses a theme and schedules a series of lectures and community events that address that topic. All the events are free and open to the community. 

2014 – 2015 Theme: Transforming Media: New Realities of the Digital Age

In academic year 2014-15, Bridges to the Future is exploring the cultural shift of the digital revolution on multiple facets of our daily lives. Everything from where we get our news to our sense of community is evolving. Are we directing technology or is it directing us?

Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m. – Always On: Social Media as Social Programming

Click here to watch live-streaming of the event.

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Rushkoff
Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, as well as a dozen other best-selling books on media, technology and culture, international lecturer and professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY/Queens

With social media providing instant updates on news, personal stories and current trends, we are "always on" and continually reacting to updates. So has social media programmed us? Do we craft our thinking, reactions and relationships based on our social media interaction? Join the discussion about how social media has become social programming.


This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP, or call (303) 871-2357

Register early as space is limited.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall
University of Denver Campus
2000 E. Asbury Avenue

Look back at previous Bridges events

Watch the February 24, 2015 event – Privacy and Publicity in the Social Media Age – presented by Alice Marwick, PhD, Director of the McGannon Communication Research Center and Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies Fordham University


Visit our videos page to watch videos of other past Bridges events.