Dates: Wednesdays; Jan. 17–Feb. 7

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Hope Lutheran Church

This course will look at the vital— and at times venomous—relationship between American culture and digital technologies. By examining the digital world in a variety of iterations from entertainment to education, the course challenges us to question the ways that digital culture structures, controls, and curates knowledge. Each session will also explore and explain innovative digital tools for archiving images and recording personal histories.

Class Format: Lecture and discussion

Course Instructor:  Jennifer Hill

HillJennifer Hill teaches American Studies at MSU and researches and writes in the fields of reproductive history, oral history, and the digital humanities. She is currently at work on a digital archive and museum documenting women’s reproductive experiences.

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Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In January Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on January 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust