A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012

Friday 25th May, 2012

6:30pm to 8:30pm (GMT)

Debbie did Dallas, and now Salon’s doing Digital. For our very first collaboration with Digital Shoreditch, Salon is taking its heady mix of science, art, psychology to E2, where it will be demanding answers to some pretty big questions about our on-line identities, who are we, how are we seen? and why are we like that.

To get us some answers we’re bringing super-celeb of the business literarti glitterari Margaret Heffernan. The award winning author’s book ‘Wilful Blindness’ demanded corporations started to take responsibility for their actions or fail, and within a month of publication News Corp was wishing it had! Margaret turns her attention on-line for Digital Shoreditch and examines the technology itself and asks if those unreadable lines of code have a very real influence over the identities we construct.

We carry more photography technology in our pocket than Weegee used in his entire career, so, in that case why do have so few shots( that didn’t need a helping hand from Instagram) that look good. Photo-tutor Simon Warren will be running a workshop on the rules of photography: composition, available light, framing and portraiture, and will explain just how to get the best shots for your social media from whatever equipment you have to hand.

Narcissists have more friends on FB and post more alluring pictures of themselves, but is there also a downside to social media abounding with the confident attention seekers? Forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes is no stranger to narcissistic personality disorder having studied its presence in the most complicated criminal minds in the UK. She will lead an informed interaction to address the question of whether social media is placing our self-centred tendencies at the heart of our digital identities.

About the speakers

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Simon Warren

Photographer and Teacher of Photography here in London. One to One Bespoke Lessons. See below for more.Walthamstow resident for 25 years and love it !. bio from Twitter

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Kerry Daynes

Forensic psychologist

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Margaret Heffernan


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Time 6:30pm8:30pm GMT

Date Fri 25th May 2012

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