media and public events

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Public events
15 April 2020. Speaker, ‘The politics of social media‘. Festival of Debate, Barnsley Digital Media Centre. (Festival cancelled due to COVID-19)

March 2019. Speaker, Social media and politics: spreading fake news or strengthening democracy?, Palace of Westminster, London.

September 2017: Panelist, ‘Creating online chaos’. Antidote Festival, Sydney Opera House.

August 2017: Panelist, Democracy, politics, and the popular. Brisbane Powerhouse.

February 2017: Chair, Digital Media Unplugged: Have social media ruined everything? Brisbane Powerhouse.

March 2013: Speaker, Georabble Perth, Perth.

Media appearances
January 2020: Input, ‘The new trick to go viral on Instagram? Make a “What Disney Character Are You?” filter’ by Chris Stokel-Walker (comment)

February 2018: ABC Radio National (Future Tense), ‘The GIF as an increasingly important visual communication tool’ (interview)

April 2017: Wired, ‘Don’t Look Now, But Extremists’ Meme Armies Are Turning Into Militias’ by Emma Grey Ellis (interview)

July 2016: ABC Radio National – Drive with Patricia Karvelas, ‘Social Campaign: poll selfies, Greens on Grindr and Twitter investigates Kelly O’Dwyer’ (live interview)

June 2016: Washington Post, ‘The mesmerizing lost art of the 10-hour YouTube loop, 2011’s weirdest video trend’ by Abby Ohlheiser (interview)

May 2016: ABC Gold Coast – Breakfast, ‘How do political memes affect the polls?’ (live interview)

2015: Spark, CBC Radio, ‘304: Yearbook photo analysis, social media imposters and more’ (interview)