Susan Linn Author Talk
Join us at the Brookline Village Library for a very special visit from renowned local author Susan Linn. She will be discussing her new book, Who’s Raising the Kids?: Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children, on its launch date! Local independent bookstore Brookline Booksmith will be selling copies at the event starting at 6:30 PM, and Susan will be available to sign copies after the event.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, digital technologies had become deeply embedded in children’s lives, despite a growing body of research detailing the harms of excessive immersion in the unregulated, powerfully seductive, profit-driven world of the “kid-tech” industry. From birth, kids have become lucrative fodder for a range of tech, media, and toy companies, from producers of exploitative games and social media platforms to “educational” technology and branded school curricula of dubious efficacy. In Who’s Raising the Kids? Linn—one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of Big Tech and big business on children—explores the roots and consequences of this monumental shift toward a digitized, commercialized childhood, focusing on kids’ values, relationships, and learning.
Susan Linn is a psychologist, award-winning ventriloquist, and a world-renowned expert on creative play and the impact of media and commercial marketing on children. She was the Founding Director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (now called Fairplay) and is currently research associate at Boston Children’s Hospital and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Susan is also the author of Consuming Kids and The Case for Make Believe. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. Susan and her work have been featured on “TODAY”, “Good Morning America,” “60 Minutes,” “The Colbert Report,” “Dateline,” NPR’s “Marketplace,” The New York Times, The Washington Post, POLITICO, TIME, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and many other outlets.Add to Google Calendar
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Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States
Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.
Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.