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Farida Vis

Visual Social Media Lab
Director of the Visual Social Media Lab (VSML), which brings together researchers from academia and industry interested in better understanding the role of social media images. Since working closely with The Guardian in 2011 to better understand the role of rumours on Twitter at the height of the UK summer riots, her work has embraced data journalistic efforts. She has contributed to the Data Journalism Handbook and is a fellow recipient of an inaugural Data Journalism Award (2012) for the interactive visualisation tracking riot rumours. Other high-profile work has included a VSML rapid response report on the viral images of Alan Kurdi, the three-year old refugee boy who washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015. Current work includes a number of projects on visual mis- and disinformation with First Draft and a co-authored report on this topic is forthcoming in September. Farida is Professor of Digital Media at the Manchester School of Art and sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Information and Entertainment (2016-2019), having previously served on the Global Agenda Council for Social Media (2013-2015). She grows her own food. 

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, August 22
 

6:00pm

 
Thursday, August 23
 

11:00am