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Do we now live in the age of ‘ego media’? Enabled by the internet and mobile technologies, digital media have generated profound changes in how and where we communicate, interact and present ourselves.

The Centre for Attention Studies (part of the Digital Futures Institute at King's College London) is hosting a launch event of the Ego Media online publication. Join us to hear editors and contributors discuss their work, covering subjects from gaming through to vlogging, imaginative agency and speculations about the future.

Published by Stanford University Press, Ego Media offers an overview of a five-year project based in the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s, led by Professor Max Saunders and funded by an Advanced Grant from the ERC.

‘Impressively diverse in topics and vast in scope, Ego Media takes a broad view to consider how culture, communication, and lived experience inform how individuals and collectives think of themselves in relation to each other and to technology’. (Laurie McNeill, University of British Columbia)


  • Max Saunders, Interdisciplinary Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Lisa Gee, Assistant Professor in Creative Writing and Digital Media + Research Fellow in Future Thinking, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Rob Gallagher, Lecturer in Games and Immersive Media, King’s College London
  • Dr Mikka Lene Pers, Chartered Psychologist
  • Dr Rachael Kent, Lecturer in Digital Economy & Society, King's College London

The launch will be followed by a reception. This event is free and open to all, but places need to be reserved.

If you book a ticket but find you are unable to come to the event, please kindly cancel your booking. This event is wheelchair accessible. This event may be filmed and photographed, by attending you consent to appearing in any footage or stills of the event. To inform the organiser of any access requirements, please email

At this event


Visiting Professor

Lisa Gee

Visiting Research Fellow


Lecturer in Games and Immersive Media (AEP)

Joanna Zylinska

Professor of Media Philosophy + Critical Digital Practice


Lecturer in Digital Economy & Society Education

Event details

(SE) 2.12
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG