Ever felt the sting of public shaming on social media? Jon Ronson has.
Head to the National Library on Tuesday 1 September as Ronson talks about his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Inspired by the theft of his identity through a fake Twitter account, Ronson interviewed individuals involved in high-profile cases of online public shaming.
Through this investigation he explores the powerful and devastating effects of the phenomenon that is becoming an epidemic on social media.
There will be a book signing and refreshments after the talk.
Digital Culture Talk at the National Library of Australia
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed with Jon Ronson
Tuesday 1 September, 6 pm
Cost: $20 (includes refreshments and book signing)
Supported by Melbourne Writers Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival.
Jon Ronson is an award-winning non-fiction writer and documentary maker. His many bestselling books include The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats. His first fictional screenplay Frank was co-written with Peter Straughan, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Michael Fassbender. Ronson lives in London and New York City.