Back to All Events

We Are Coming Untethered - Julie Albright at NODE

Join an intimate setting with author, Julie Albright. She will be talking about her newly published book and how we live in a complex world – a world where digital technologies have arguably created the biggest generation gap ever known.

A world where corporate missteps can quickly be amplified, as the Internet enables self-organizing behaviors to grow overnight in strength and number. Connected and empowered, everyday people have toppled governments and scuttled company’s bottom lines. Understanding these complexities is a must, particularly how the intertwined double helix of behavior and technology is enabling new behaviors, changing digital natives’ values and expectations, creating both new opportunities and new challenges.

Digital sociologist Julie Albright will join us to these changes, which she calls “coming untethered,” and her new book Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream.

Dr. Albright is a digital sociologist who has spent her career exploring the digital transformation of society. She is a Lecturer at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Applied Psychology Dept at the University of Southern California and is on the Board of Directors of Infrastructure Masons.

Julie has appeared as an expert on many national television programs including the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Nat Geo, CBS, and NPR. She has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time Magazine and Newsweek and many others. Her book new book explores how digital natives are “untethering” from traditional social structures and processes, while hyper-attaching to their devices and social media; called Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream, published by Prometheus Books, and distributed by Penguin Random House.

About Node: Node is a membership club in North Beach, hosting classes, events and community members - 24/7. Join here: https://www.nodeuniversity.org/join-node