Social Media, Friend or Foe? A talk by Fox & Owl
19th February 2019
A multimedia presentation given by Fox and Owl Fisher followed by Q&A session
Social media is an undeniable force in today’s world. With a large part of the global population connected on social media in various forms, experiences and stories can be shared in seconds – the online world is a commanding and influential communication channel for business and personal messaging. However, the impact of social media does not stop online. While online traffic may initially create a buzz around a person, product, or topic, the power of it will generate word of mouth advocacy and hype offline. But so often, social media brings out the very worst in people and gives hatred a platform.
Join Fox and Owl Fisher, award-winning filmmakers, writers and non-binary trans activists, to hear about their experiences both on- and offline. Fox graduated from the University of Brighton with an MA in Sequential Design & Illustration in 2005, and in 2017 they received an honorary doctorate from the university for their work in raising the awareness of trans issues and promoting arts in the media.
Brighton Voices is a series of special events showcasing the achievements and knowledge of our outstanding alumni and friends.
This event has been especially organised in collaboration with Brighton Students’ Union and the UoB LGBT+ Staff Network as part of LGBT History Month.
Attendees are asked to consider making a donation (suggested amount £3) – these funds will be split between My Genderation and also LGBT+ network activities at the University of Brighton.