Róisín Kiberd’s highly anticipated collection of essays, The Disconnect, focuses on the ways we have evolved, and subsequently interact and live in, the High Age of the Internet – drawing from her experiences in tech start-ups and online communities, Kiberd explores the digital lens through which we see culture and politics, both from a personal and universal perspective. She will be joined by Mary McGill.
Mary McGill is a digital culture researcher and journalist. Her work has appeared in a range of print, digital and broadcast titles in Ireland, the UK and the US including Broadly, the BBC, British Vogue, VICE, Refinery29, The Pool, Sunday Business Post, Irish Independent, Irish Times, TV3/Virgin Media and RTÉ. From 2015 to 2020 she was a Hardiman Scholar at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where her doctoral study explored gender, surveillance and selfie-practices. Her 2016 TEDx Talk, ‘Young women, narcissism and the selfie phenomenon’, has been viewed almost 300,000 times. Her first book. The Visibility Trap: sexism, surveillance and social media, will be published by New Island Books in June 2021
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