fred_turnerHarry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair
Department of Communication
Departments of
History and Art & Art History
Stanford University

“Facebook as a Historical Problem”
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 • 8:45a

Fred Turner’s research and teaching focus on media technology and cultural change. He is especially interested in the ways that emerging media have helped shape American life since World War II. He is the author of three books: The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (Univ. Chicago Press, 2013);  From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (Univ. Chicago Press, 2006); and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (2nd ed., Univ. Minnesota Press, 2001). His essays have tackled topics ranging from the rise of reality crime television to the role of the Burning Man festival in contemporary new media industries.