Social media has transformed society, culture and the ways in which we interact and present ourselves. What happens as the rift between the real self and ideal self grows wider? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about the perfect lifestyle projected online? Have you ever craved for just a few more followers or likes in pursuit of that perfect feeling?
Experts say social media can negatively impact mental health, sleep cycles and social skills, while others argue the merits of the endless possibilities of connectivity and informal learning outweigh the pitfalls.
Hosted by Autumn Brown, the panel features Kristina Kapanova, Research Fellow at ADAPT and Gillian Roddie, TCD's Tangent Learning & Innovation Programme Coordinator and creator of the popular @sciencesnapstories Instagram account - each sharing their own convictions and narratives of social media, perceptions of curating the perfect presence and its effect on our notions of perfection.
The event takes place as part of Culture Night - an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Returning for its fourteenth year, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th, with hundreds of free events taking place in venues across Ireland.
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