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The Twittering Machine: Bristol Launch w/ Richard Seymour

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

£3

We’ll be joined by Richard Seymour to talk about their new book The Twittering Machine.

In surrealist artist Paul Klee’s The Twittering Machine, the bird-song of a diabolical machine acts as bait to lure humankind into a pit of damnation. Leading political writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour argues that this is a chilling metaphor for our relationship with social media.

Former social media executives tell us that the system is an addiction-machine. We are users, waiting for our next hit as we like, comment and share. We write to the machine as individuals, but it responds by aggregating our fantasies, desires and frailties into data, and returning them to us as a commodity experience.

Through journalism, psychoanalytic reflection and insights from users, developers, security experts and others, Seymour probes the human side of the machine, asking what we’re getting out of it, and what we’re getting into.

Tickets available from Headfirst

Details

Date:
January 30
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£3
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Venue

SPACE at PRSC
17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP United Kingdom
Phone:
0117 214 0029
Website:
https://prsc.org.uk/the-space/

Organiser

Bristol Transformed
Email:
bristoltransformed@gmail.com
Website:
https://bristoltransformed.org/