Jonathan Taplin

Director Emeritus, Innovation Lab, USC Annenberg School of Communication

Jonathan Taplin is director emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, having taught at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism from 2003 to 2016. Between 1974 and 1996, he produced 26 hours of television documentaries and twelve feature films. Taplin began his career in 1969 as tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. He is the author of Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Taplin sits on the boards of The Authors Guild, Americana Music Association, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Council on Technology and Innovation. 

Videos/Audio of Jonathan Taplin

Technology used to be a lot more accessible, open, and ethical. It was driven by optimistic tinkerers rather than big... See more
Has the fast pace of the technological revolution devalued the qualities of empathy, creativity, and cultural awareness... See more