Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 20 Jul 2018 14:00


Facebook for Sceptics

Join Residents Tim Kindberg and Marcus Gilroy-Ware as they consider the question - Is Facebook redeemable?

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Speaker

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Marcus Gilroy-Ware

Media maker, author and digital cultures researcher

Tim Kindberg

Tim Kindberg's research interests lie in applying ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies to new kinds of digital media platforms.

Facebook "connects us" on an unprecedented global scale. At the same time it is a means for widespread influence upon - and arguably manipulation of - our personal behaviours, with a consequent impact upon our mental and political health.

In this latest 'For Sceptics' talk, Tim Kindberg is joined by fellow studio resident Marcus Gilroy-Ware. Together they will consider the question: is Facebook redeemable? And is scepticism not only an aid for answering that question, but also a key to reclaiming Facebook's benefits against its dark side?

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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