In May I spoke at #Narrative17 a conference held by the Initiative of Narrative Journalism in Amsterdam. Fellow speakers included journalists such as chair Jaqcui Banaszynski, CNN's John Sutter & NPRs Lulu Miller. My talk was an overview of my current thinking space on the altering of perception, new instant mythologies and the binary relationship between aggregation of information and obfuscation. Exploring the relationship between all this and accelerated technologies on is the essence of my current fiction and art project, also looking at the potential power of fiction as a critical device in these new spaces.Read More
How do we control narratives in the age of disinformation? I'll be talking about my professional processes at 'Amplify Your Story' conference held by the Initiative For Narrative Journalism 18-19 May.
Last week saw a deep poignant discussion unfold between award-winning novelist Joanna Kavenna, writer Garnette Cadogan, John Freeman and myself for the Berlin launch of issue two of Freeman's Journal. Themed family, we used this entry point as a way to scour the grit of how we are adapting (or not) to a rapidly changing world.
An audio recording of a panel discussion at the Royal Society of Literature as part of the launch of Freeman's Journal. The panel consisted of editor and writer John Freeman, novelists Tahmima Anam and Kamila Shamsie and myself.
A TEDx Talk
Our lives are massively bombarded by images. Should we celebrate that fact or dread its consequences? As a creator of images, Michael Salu is interested in communication they provoke. Can communication through images nd our advancement with digital experiences actually help us reach a greater level of empathy for each other? Or should we fear the reverse?
I held a moment on stage, as did Anne Carson, Colum McCann, Garnette Cadogan, Honor Moore, Tahmima Anam, Laura van den Berg & Ishion Hutchinson to read a segment from our contributions to the inaugural edition of Freeman's Journal last September in front of a packed room of about 700 people. A definite career highlight for me.