Speaker: Nick Aldridge
It is smashing to have one of our own giving a talk and I thank Nick for all his thoughts and hard work in preparing a hot topic of online social networks, including Facebook, which have a role in spreading information and (mis)information.
Nick examined Foucault’s notion of heterotopia: a kind of artificial utopia that reflects and distorts the “real” world and asking what what are the consequences for our world. I liked the angle which asked to what extent is human nature, rather than technology, to blame for our troubles and concerns.
But, thank you, to you the audience, who contributed very well, where, as well as asking pertinent questions, encouraging discussion, and adding some amusement - although I'm not going to recount certain online jests !