Is Seeing Believing? Lenses and Lies | University of Oxford

Is Seeing Believing? Lenses and Lies

Speaker
Dawn Airey, CEO Getty Images
Event date
Event time
17:30
Venue
English Faculty
St Cross Building
Manor Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3UL
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 2

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

When you put a selfie on Instagram, or like a picture on Facebook, you are making choices about images. But you are also making choices about the world; about what is acceptable and not acceptable to see, what is uplifting and what is outrageous. As communication culture continues its rapid shift from verbal to visual, what does this mean for the people consuming and interacting with those images? In this lecture, Getty Images CEO Dawn Airey will explore how people use images to construct desired narratives and talk about the advances in technology that could shape those narratives in the years ahead.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception to which all are warmly invited.