In this thought-provoking talk, essayist and author Kameron Hurley will discuss how curated content is shaping not only the stories we tell about ourselves, but the realities we live in, and how librarians and other information professionals can help shape these narratives. She will discuss propaganda (“fake news”), the rise of far-right internet culture into the mainstream, and how cyber wars now rely more on hacking our narratives than our computers.
Kameron Hurley holds a Master’s Degree in historical studies, in which she analyzed the role of propaganda in the recruitment of women fighters in South Africa. She is also an award-winning advertising copywriter with over a decade of experience in digital and content marketing. In addition, Hurley has written an essay collection on geek culture, The Geek Feminist Revolution; as well as six science fiction and fantasy novels and numerous short stories.
Hurley has a regular column in Locus Magazine, and has also written for venues such as The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Popular Science Magazine.