We've been waiting for this particular talk for ACCA's Uncommon Knowledge series for a while now.
In a few years time, there will be more dead people than living people on Facebook. Explore how social media affects how we think about life, death, afterlife and the everyday with Professor Larissa Hjorth. In this lecture, Hjorth will consider the role of social media in art practice to consider how emotional and social playbour is presenting new forms of digital intimate publics. Drawing on her research and recent book, Haunting Hands (with Katie Cumiskey 2017), which investigates practices of loss and trauma in, and around, mobile media, Hjorth will discuss how loss and grieving on social media creates new ways of understanding the relationship between life, death and afterlife in everyday life.
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