Virginia Heffernan — who writes often, and provocatively,
on the way digital technology has reconfigured the cultural landscape — will deliver her keynote, “The Pleasures of the Internet,” at the School of Visual Arts in New York on Tuesday, March 29. The event is part of the esteemed D-Crit Lecture Series and is free to the public. Currently a writer for The New York Times
, Heffernan will talk about the delight — and anxiety — of digital existence. From YouTube to e-books to WikiLeaks, Heffernan will address the specific ways that digital culture has already superseded analog, and how that’s both terrifying and exhilarating.
Virginia Heffernan began her career as a fact-checker at The New Yorker
, and, for many years, was one of the most influential television critics in America, for both Slate
and The New York Times
. Most recently, and perhaps most famously, she penned The New York Times Magazine
column, The Medium. Read more about keynote speaker Virginia Heffernan