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Toronto-based Canadian author Hal Niedzviecki comes to Rockville, MD for the launch of "The Peep Diaries."

We have entered the age of “Peep culture”: a tell-all, show-all, know-all digital phenomenon that is dramatically altering notions of privacy, individuality, security and even humanity. Peep culture is Reality TV, YouTube, Facebook, blogs, Twitter, amateur porn, surveillance and more.

With hilarious, exasperated acuity, social critic Hal Niedzviecki dives into Peep, joining every social network that will have him, monitoring the movements of his wife, hiring private detective websites to investigate his father, and trying out for Reality TV. Part travelogue, part diary, part meditation and social history, The Peep Diaries explores a rapidly emerging digital phenomenon that is radically changing not just the entertainment landscape, but also the firmaments of our culture and society.

Hal Niedzviecki is the founder of Broken Pencil magazine and the author of Hello I’m Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity. His writing has appeared in periodicals and newspapers cross North America including- The New York Times Magazine, Playboy, the Walrus, Adbusters, the Utne Reader,and the Globe and Mail. Hal is the subject of an upcoming documentary, "The Peep Diaries."

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