Join Dr. Nick Geidner for a discussion of Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe, Wednesday, April 25, noon–1:00, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Bring your lunch or pick up something downtown. Drinks are available for fifty cents. Reading the book is optional.
In Whiplash, Ito and Howe lay out the unprecedented changes in a world that is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history. The mind-blowing transformation in our modern existence to faster, cheaper, and smaller—combined with the immediate connectivity of billions of strangers—has created an unpredictable new world across business and culture, from the public sphere to our most private moments. The authors present nine organizing principles for navigating and surviving this tumultuous period in all facets of our lives and in our organizations. This dynamic blueprint can help you rethink your approach to the future, which is actually here already.
Geidner is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. He is originally from Youngstown, Ohio and earned his doctorate at Ohio State University. Geidner’s research concentrates on the changing dynamic between journalism and individuals. He also directs Land Grant Films, which recently produced a student-led documentary about Imagination Library entitled 100 Million Stories.