Boston Symposium: Are Social Networks Really Social?

Boston Symposium: Are Social Networks Really Social?
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Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

April 1—Symposium: Are Social Networks Really Social?

Don’t miss these upcoming offerings! Catch the final MFA-BLO Signature Series performance featuring The Inspector’s John Musto, and join the Boston Institute of Psychotherapy’s symposium to find out how social media changes our lives (and not always for the better).

Members visit for free, save on dining, shopping, and parking—and get discounts on lectures and courses—join today!


Helen Schulman, associate professor, The New School; author

Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Scienece and Technology, MIT; founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self; clinical psychologist; author

Rachel Perry Welty, conceptual artist

Our devices may make us feel more connected, but are we? Join us for a lively discussion on social media and its impact on art, relationships, and our psyche. Sherry Turkle, author of the acclaimed book Alone Together, questions if our social networks are making us more, not less, isolated. Helen Schulman, author of This Beautiful Life, examines the dark side of the Internet and its potential to disrupt family bonds. Artist Rachel Perry Welty speaks about recording details of her life, incorporating Facebook posts in her art, and using Twitter as a performance space.


MFA and BIP members, seniors, and students $35; Nonmembers $40

Continuing Education Credit available for an additional $10. To purchase the combination of lecture ticket and course credit, please visit any ticketing desk or call the MFA ticketing line at 1-800-440-6975.

Purchase Tickets Online: using the link in the red box

By phone: call the MFA Ticket line at 1-800-440-6975

In person: at any MFA ticketing desk

Ticketing desk hours: Mon, Tue, Sat, and Sun, 10 am–4:15 pm; and Wed–Fri, 10 am–9:15 pm


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