We all love to berate their hypocrisy and non-prescription glasses, but how much
do we actually know about the anatomy of the modern hipster? Where did hipsters come
from? What are their politics, music, and intellect? Are hipsters the embodiment of 21st
century counterculture or are they just modern yuppies trying to re-create the authenticity
of previous movements? What might the existence of the modern hipster bode for the
future of western society? Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of hipsters on
society, alternative movements, and the future of pop culture.
Robert Lanham is the author of The Hipster Handbook, and the founder and editor of the
popular website FREEwiliamsburg.com.
Douglas Haddow is a writer and journalist as well as the founder and editor of the popular
website pblks.com. He is the author of the Adbusters article “Hipster: the Dead End of
Mark Greif is an assistant professor from the New School in Manhattan. He is the co-author
of What Was the Hipster?, and a co-editor, co-founder and contributor to the magazine n+1.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Edmunds Ballroom, 7:00