Thu, 13 January 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

Emma Gannon – How to Stay Human in an Online World

In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

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A manifesto for staying human on the internet by Sunday Times bestselling author and internationally renowned podcaster, Emma Gannon.

2,617 taps a day. False personalities. ‘Close friends’ accounts.

When did the internet get so impersonal? How can we humanise our Internet experience?

For too long, the Internet has ceased to be a separate part of our lives – it is engrained in the fabric of our day to day – from working out the best commute to picking what song to listen to and from choosing what clothes to buy to where to go on holiday. Our decisions are being consistently shaped by algorithms.

The last decade has shaken up what we know to be true. Involving yourself in the internet is no longer optional. The pace has changed. There is an expectation for everything instantly. Our online lives are held to a scrutiny that has never been seen before.

Emma Gannon is here to help everyone overwhelmed and engulfed by our fast-paced, ever-changing, digital-first world. She joins us with a visionary toolkit about slowing down, getting back to basics, and avoiding the constant pressures to monetise everything you do, be ‘always on’ and to make everything bigger, better and faster, all of the time.

This event is for everyone ready to decline the temptation to ‘scale’ or ‘grow’ everything you do, refuse to monetise every inch of your life, and bring a more human feel to the internet again.

Praise for Emma Gannon:

“A bright spark of light in the world. I seriously dig everything she makes.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“Emma Gannon is a cordial and provocative spirit. Read her, listen to her, explore her world and the world at large through her eyes. Hers is a journey well worth taking.” — Julia Cameron

“Funny and honest, Ctrl Alt Delete brings a much needed female perspective to the internet.” — WIRED

“Turns out, The Multi-Hyphen Life – Gannon’s guide to designing a flexible career that works for you – might just be the playbook we all need right now.” — Forbes

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Emma Gannon

Bestselling Author, Novelist, Podcaster

Emma Gannon is the Sunday Times bestselling author , speaker, novelist , and host of the no. 1 creative careers podcast in the UK, Ctrl Alt Delete which has been downloaded nearly 10 million times. She has over 100k followers across Twitter and Instagram, and has written features for Harpers Bazaar, the Financial Times and Vogue. Her book The Multi-Hyphen Method – a manifesto for crafting a career on your own terms – became an immediate Sunday Times business bestseller.

 

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.