Stories on social media are currently algorithmically designed, engineered features, integrated into the architecture of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat.
What activities are viewed and branded as a story by apps, and with what semiotic and other facilities are they supported? Who is positioned as an ideal, creative, authentic storyteller? Why? And what is at stake for the users?
In this talk, Ego-Media’s Prof Alexandra Georgakopoulou draws on the project ‘Life-writing of the moment: The sharing and updating self on social media to explore networked narratives and ‘small stories’, followed by a discussion with panelists including Dr Korina Giaxoglou.
The talk will take place from 5.30 – 7pm on Friday 31 May 2019 in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.