DigitalHumanitiesWinona State University announces its 2016-2017 University Theme, Our Digital Humanity. The theme will explore the impact digital tools have on individuals, institutions, systems, societies and our interconnected world; and the implications for our collective future.

To kick off the year, WSU will host a Digital Interaction Fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in the Science Lab Center Atrium, with tables also outside the building and at the Gazebo.

The fair will feature tables and events to highlight the ways in which technology changes how we as a society work, play, learn, create and live. There will be food, music and a scavenger hunt to encourage attendees to explore fair resources and interactive displays.

The fair will be followed by the first event in the Lyceum Series, “You Mean, There’s Race in My Movies and Media?” with Frederick W. Gooding Jr. at 7 p.m. in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Our Digital Humanity will explore the digital tools people utilize every day and their impacts on institutions, individuals, systems, societies and our interconnected world. The theme promotes ethical, responsible, inclusive and resilient digital citizens, who will explore the impact of digital tools on WSU, industries, communities, economies and ecologies. Through events such as lectures and panels, the theme will increase literacy in the process of digital tool functions and consider the costs of living in a digital age.

More information on theme events can be found at http://www.winona.edu/theme.

For more information on the fair, contact Davin Heckman at dheckman@winona.edu

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