Understanding digital selves through film

Location
mac birmingham - Cannon Hill Park Edgbaston
Category
Alumni, Performance, Social Sciences
Dates
Saturday 7th November 2015 (14:00-16:00)
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Join us for an afternoon in mac birmingham, featuring film screenings, a panel discussion and Q&A on digital identity and social media use.  

Concerns about digital identity routinely appear in the media and increasingly we are profiled from our social media data. Six professional filmmakers were commissioned to make films entirely from people’s social media data (blogs, tweets, facebook posts etc.) as part of the ReelLives project which brings together Marketing, Psychology and Computer Science academics to explore the idea of digital personhood.  The aim of the films and the following panel discussion is to showcase different issues around using social media, from disjointed digital identity, how to manage changing identity in the social media age, how to protect personal information while using social media and understanding who ‘the audience’ is.  With the social media landscape changing rapidly, it is important to stop and think about how we are using social media and what this says about us.

We encourage the audience to join the debate circulating social media use and our digital identities.

Venue
mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

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