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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Wednesday, January 24, 2018,

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  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Moore Room

Does the monopolization of the Internet worldwide by a few major players (Google, Facebook and Amazon) put the future of artistic creativity in music, film and book publishing at risk? Can professional journalism,  and news reporting continue to exist when likes and individual posts have become major source of "news"for so many citizens? In short, can democracy survive social media? 

Jonathan TaplinThese are among the questions that Jon Taplin, Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab will tackle in his talk at Vanderbilt Law School. Taplin’s book Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy was published by Little, Brown & Co. in April of 2017. Taplin has produced music and film for Bob Dylan and The Band, George Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Gus Van Sant and many others. He was the founder of Intertainer, the first streaming Video On Demand Platform in 1996. Taplin's book will be available for purchase after his talk.

This event is open to the Vanderbilt community.