LITA President Aimee Fifarek welcomes Kameron Hurley, author of the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has written for The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, Bitch Magazine, and Locus Magazine. She posts regularly at KameronHurley.com.
Hurley's talk title will be: We are the Sum of our Stories.
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.
The President's program will be preceded by a brief LITA awards ceremony.
Hurley will sign copies of her book “The Geek Feminist Revolution” after her talk.
Meeting Type: Program, President's Program
Content Area: Transforming: Systems & Technology
Interests: Emerging Technologies, Technology, Trends and Forecasting, information literacy
Type of Library: Academic, Public, Library School, Special
Cost: Included with full conference registration.