This illustrated lecture will examine the many ways the internet has radically transformed the "old" media of newspapers, magazines, the recording industry, film, radio, and television. It will trace how this "revolution" took place in such a short period of time, and what lies ahead in the continually changing era of "new" media. Among the topics to be explored: will there be a printed newspaper in any city ten years from now? Will newsstands and bookstores disappear as fast as record stores? Will movie theaters exist in their present form? Will prime-time television vanish?
Funded project of the New York Humanities Council. The New York Council for the Humanities distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural and educational organizations.