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All About Women (Digital On Demand Talks): Influencers are the New Public Intellectuals (Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students, Teacher, Parent)

On Demand

On INSTA you’re just as likely to get a lesson in medieval architecture as you are a teeth-whitening strip.  What’s it mean for education & public discourse to be wrapped up with online personas.


For a long time, the word ‘influencer’ conjured stereotypes of activewear and dubious hot takes.

But it’s 2024 and social media has well-and-truly revolutionised the public square. Today, the word influencer can refer to an activist or academic who shares short videos on TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram to explain complex concepts on niche subjects for a global audience. From Substack to Twitter threads, podcasting to Patreon, there are many opportunities to monetise knowledge-sharing. What does it mean for women to be able to build audiences free from traditional gatekeepers? Or are the gatekeepers now just the shady algorithms of BigTech bros? Come along for a heated and hilarious debate with five very public, very intellectual influencers.

Don’t forget to check out the other 2 free talks in our All About Women 2024 Schools offering! (Yellowface with Rebecca F. Kuang & Mary Beard in Conversation)

This talk is recommended for ages 15+


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Sydney Opera House


with Larissa Behrendt, Hannah Ferguson, Mary Mcgillivray and Sisonke Msimang, moderated by Bri Lee

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 05-Apr-2024 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


1 Hour


This is a free event



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » Society and Culture

Other KLAs


HSIE » Modern History

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Technology and Materials Requirements

A viewing link will be sent to you upon booking this incursion

Make sure you check out the other two free talks in our All About Women 2024 Schools offering!

Yellowface with Rebecca F. Kuang – https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/all-about-women-digital-on-demand-talks-yellowface-with-rebecca-f-kuang/

Mary Beard – https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/all-about-women-digital-on-demand-talks-mary-beard/

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Creative Learning Team

Phone: 02 9250 7770

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/learn/schools.html

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