For the third year running, I will be contributing to the University of Gloucestershire’s Public Lecture series. Last year, I did the Christmas Lecture, and in 2015 I gave a (terrifying) Halloween lecture. This time around, I am opening the series with a lecture (tickets HERE), on Social Media.
I began to think, publicly, about this topic in a recent keynote, delivered to our postgraduates at an event here, and I have been reflecting on it ever since. The blurb for the event says:
From the heady narratives of liberation from the Arab Spring, and the ideal of a democratic, equal platform where all can find their voice, to the threat of big brother’s data, toxic trolling, online alt-right memes, and vile misogyny, social media threatens to be a dystopian disappointment.
So – I might cover some of that. If you want to find out if I do, see you there..