The Digital Futures Institute's Centre for Technology and the Body, Bristol University Press, and the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London invites you to our Technology and the Body event celebrating the book launch of ‘The Digital Health Self: Wellness, Tracking and Social Media’ by Dr. Rachael Kent. Please do feel free to share with your networks!
The event will take place on Friday 16 June 2023, 6 pm - 9 pm, Strand Campus, King’s College London.
Please register for your ticket here: Technology and the Body: Book Launch 'The Digital Health Self'
The event hosts a Q&A on the book with Dr. Rachael Kent, Lecturer in Digital Economy & Society, followed by a fireside conversation with Professor of Modern History Fay Bound Alberti, and Senior Lecturer in Digital Culture Dr. Zeena Feldman from King’s College London. The discussion and Q&A will be followed by an interactive drink reception with a buffet. Attendees will also receive a 50% discount flyer for the book.
6 pm: Fireside Chat with Q&A, John Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, KCL
7 - 9 pm: Drinks Reception & Buffet (Interactive), Somerset Room, Strand Campus, KCL
Technology has always shaped how bodies and health are known and understood. In recent years, the rise of digital tech to influence bodies, through the growth of health tech and AI, influencer cultures on TikTok and Instagram, surveillance tools and health profiling from our digital habits, and daily life being increasingly mediated from behind the screen, has accelerated the opportunities and harms of digital tech shaping our health in everyday life.
‘The Digital Health Self’ explores many of these impacts. This event, through the different disciplinary approaches of the speakers, seeks to examine these critical questions and looks to ask, what does this mean for the future of the relationship between tech, our bodies, and health?
We very much hope you can join us!