TANK Book Talks 2019: Nathan Jurgenson & Orit Gat

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91-93 Great Portland Street

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W1W 7NX

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On 3 May 2019, TANK will host Nathan Jurgenson, author of The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media, published by Verso. A sociologist and social media theorist at Snapchat and editor-in-chief of Real Life, Jurgenson has been described as “the Susan Sontag of the selfie generation”. He will be joined by writer and editor Orit Gat.

Your £8 ticket includes a copy of TANK’s latest Spring issue, featuring Joe Kennedy, Liam Young, Natasha Stagg and Alexander Kluge.


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6.00pm Doors open

6.30pm Nathan Jurgenson and Orit Gat, followed by Q&A

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception until 8pm.


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Nathan Jurgenson

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Real Life, the co-founder and co-chair of the annual Theorizing the Web conference and an accomplished writer in his own right, Nathan Jurgenson is committed to developing bold new ways of thinking about images, technology and culture. He also works as a sociologist at Snap Inc.

His first book, The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media, published by Verso, maps the ways in which the rapid production and circulation of images enabled by new digital platforms fundamentally alters our experience of the world.


Orit Gat

Orit Gat is contributing editor at the White Review and editor at art-agenda. She also teaches media studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and has written prolifically and percipiently about contemporary art and digital culture for numerous publications including Frieze, e-flux journal, ArtReview and Flash Art. She is the 2015 recipient of the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in the short-form writing category and was a finalist for the Absolut Art Writing Award in 2017 and the IAAC Award in 2017 and 2018.

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91-93 Great Portland Street

London

W1W 7NX

United Kingdom

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