16th Jan 2014 7:00pm
National Portrait Gallery London
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts researcher Dr Annebella Pollen will chair a panel discussion entitled 'Curating the Ego: What Makes a Good Selfie?' at the National Portrait Gallery this month.
Philosophers have often linked personal identity to memory: it is suggested that we continue to be the same person as long as our memory with past events persists. But are memories unchanging, or even objective accounts of our experience that are stored in a glass bell? Or can memories be curated to fit a desirable image of the self?
Dr Pollen will be joined by photographer and therapist Rosy Martin, photography theorist Eugenie Shinkle, Neuroscientist James Kilner and Professor of Philosophy Paul Snowdon. They will be nvestigating questions around self-portraiture and personal identity, alongside presentations of works by emerging and established photographic artists. More information.