SotF 2016 – Ella Taylor Smith – Online and Offline Spaces for Democracy

Monday 15 August 2016, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG

15th Ella Taylor Smith

If we think of social media as spaces – like rooms – we get a new perspective on what’s going on and why.  This talk looks at what people are doing when they’re doing democracy, in online and offline spaces.  What is it about these spaces that makes them useful or worrying for our democracies?  Spoiler alert – going to talk about spaces being public or hidden and who pays for what.

Ella has been researching how people use/could use the Internet to get involved in democracy, since 2001, at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing. Last century she moved to Edinburgh in 1988, where she went to Art College, then worked as a chef.

Find out more at or by following her on twitter @EllaTasm

Skeptics on the Fringe is proud to be part of PBH’s Free Fringe.  Our talks are free and unticketed, so come early to the Free Fringe’s spoken word hub at the Banshee Labyrinth to be sure of a seat.

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