Tuesday 23 October
6 - 8pm
Lecture Theatre A
London College of Communication,
Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB
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A public lecture by Dr Crystal Abidin based on her new book Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online
The face of internet celebrity is rapidly diversifying and evolving. Online and mainstream celebrity culture are now weaving together, such that breakout stars from one-hit viral videos are able to turn their transient fame into a full-time career. This book presents a framework for thinking about the different forms of internet celebrity that have emerged over the last decade, taking examples from the Global North and South, to consolidate key ideas about cultures of online fame. It discusses the overall landscape, developments and trends in the internet celebrity economy, and cross-cultural lessons.
Dr. Crystal Abidin is a Lecturer in Digital Media with the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at Jönköping University, Researcher with Handelsrådet (Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council), and Adjunct Research Fellow with the Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) at Curtin University. Dr Abidin lives in Perth and rotates across Australia, Singapore, and Sweden for work. Dr. Abidin's work has drawn international accolades: In 2018 she was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list for Media, Marketing & Advertising, and in 2016 she was named among the 30 Top Thinkers Under 30 by Pacific Standard Magazine.
The talk will be followed by drinks and a small networking event.
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