Exhibition in Seaton explores online life and the impact of misinformation

An exhibition at Seaton library looking into your online life explores what happens when we rely on social media and the internet for information.

The Glass Room exhibit explores misinformation in all its forms; what we see or miss; how to know if a photo or social media post is genuine, and how to check.

Posters, animations, visualisations make up part of the exhibition, as the display encourages visitors to find ways to ease ways of the impact of distortion.

A spokesperson for the exhibition said: “In this physical and digital exhibition we will explore misinformation in all its forms.

“You can explore how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it.

“Exhibits are presented through a series of posters, animations and visualisations. We invite you to take a deep dive beyond your screen, and into the world of deep-fakes, misinformation, design strategies and profiling.

“As technology becomes embedded in every part of our lives and our environments, The Glass Room examines its impacts and helps visitors explore practical solutions to mitigate them.”

The Glass Room explores misinformation in all its forms:

  • What happens when we increasingly rely on social media and the web for nearly all our information? What information do we see, and what do we miss?
  • How do we know if a picture or a tweet is genuine or truthful? And what can we do if we can’t be sure?

The physical and digital exhibition at Seaton library will explore misinformation in all its forms.

“You can explore how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it,” the spokesperson said.

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