TeenTalk / Wed 06 Feb / 5.00 - 6.30 pm
Likes, shares, retweets, comments, favourites and regrams: the increasingly varied ways information is now shared online have one thing in common, argues Italian philosopher Gloria Origgi. At the heart of all these forms of interaction is the creation of reputations.
What lies behind this apparently abstract concept, though, and how might concerns about building or protecting our reputation affect how we act online and in person? Gloria will explain its significance in our everyday lives, and ask what it reveals about our online interactions and how we live more generally in the internet age.
Gloria Origgi will also give a talk to adults, see our Evening Salon with Gloria Origgi.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Gloria Origgi is an Italian philosopher, journalist, and a tenured senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. She is a best-selling novelist in the Italian language, a respected philosopher in French, and a cognitive scientist in English. She moves gracefully through the conceptual jungles of everything, from philosophy and neuroscience to cognitive science and anthropology. In her research, she seeks to understand the impact of social relations and institutions on both cognitive processes and the organisation of knowledge. She has worked extensively on the topics of trust, reputation, and the evaluation of knowledge and science, as well as on the epistemology of gender and its applications in social cognition. She has taught in France, Italy, Brazil, Germany and has been twice Visiting Fellow at Columbia University in New York City. Since 2016, she leads the Dictionary of Social Passions (PUF) project, which aims to shed light on the role of passions in human motivation. Her research has been covered by many newspapers and media outlets in English, French and Italian.