An exhibition exploring the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by extreme circumstances was on display, last month, at Lincoln Drill Hall. A series of portrait photographs, by artist Anton Want, and thought-provoking statements formed part of a wider collaborative research project, called A Shared Space & A Space for Sharing.
Dave Boothroyd, Professor of Media and Culture at LSFM is pictured and he leads the research about online illicit drug use. University of Lincoln PR officer Laura Jones covered the story: The project explores what information people choose to share online when they find themselves in difficult and dangerous circumstances, such as natural disasters, life-threatening illness and illicit drug use. It considers what this teaches us about how trust and empathy are established and maintained in online relationships, and how sharing, trust and empathy work in the offline world. The project is being carried out by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and King’s College London. Continue reading