Experience your digital world through #beinthecircle - in the Marketplace

Inspired by Dave Eggers' The Circle, this interactive exhibit invites you to experience how social media influences us, individually and collectively. Imagine a utopian society of your own. Write, draw or doodle your ideas on iPads. Check out what others have shared for inspiration and explore related media.
October 1–November 5 / Marketplace
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Since opening on October 1, more than 250 responses have been shared in the library's #beinthecircleexhibit. Read below what people are saying and then stop by the Marketplace and add your own:
• In the Circle, “Sharing is caring.” What do you think? … If more people took this to heart, less people would have mental health issues.
• Social media stops me from… seeing positivity in most of the people as it shows negativity of the people most of the time 
• In my Utopia, technology would … rule the world 
• I connect with others by…engaging and listening
• Technology impacts our society by … letting us see the latest news, helping us see current events.
• I connect with others by … texting my friends
• In my Utopia, technology would … predict human needs before we know we had them without destroying us.
• [NOTE: This one doesn’t respond to the prompts, but it’s good to share] Social media stops me from … I HEART AHML 
• Technology impacts our society by … Trapping us into bubbles
• Social media creates… stress
• In the Circle, “Sharing is caring. What do you think? … It is the best to share don’t be greedy.
• Technology impacts our society by … affecting what we know and how we think about things.
• When I unplug, I feel … awesome. When I feel bored, and I don’t want to stare at a screen, I get outside!
• Social media helps me to … connect with other moms in the area
• Social media stops me from… doing HW
• When I unplug, I feel … free to explore my own being. My future visibility increases.
• Social media stops me from .. saying things that could hurt me later in life.
#beinthecircle is part of our One Book, One Village community read and this year's selected title, The Circle by Dave Eggers. Learn more about the book, author and related programs happening this fall at ahml.info/onebook.
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy