Big Tech TV

Event Date: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 7:00pm

Presented in collaboration with UC Press journal Film Quarterly, this timely event examines the growing phenomenon of “Big Tech TV.” Professors France Winddance Twine (Sociology, UCSB) and Lisa Parks (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) discuss the ways Big Tech TV shows such as WeCrashed (starring Jared Leto and Ann Hathaway) and Super Pumped (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Uma Thurman) represent power dynamics in Silicon Valley workplaces.

This event will build upon an article that Parks and Twine published in the spring 2023 Film Quarterly. Parks and Twine will join Marc Francis, Assistant Editor of Film Quarterly, to discuss topics including structural inequalities in the workplace, the myth of corporate self-regulation, and the culture of CEO worship in Silicon Valley.


F. Winddance Twine