Organised by The Guardian
Join Naomi Klein, award-winning author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, for a special event, live in Manchester and via the livestream.
In her new book, Doppelganger, Klein reveals the effects of being mistaken for a fellow author and public intellectual whose views are antithetical to Klein’s own, but whose name and public persona are similar enough that many people have confused the two over the years. From here, she explores identity, conspiracy theories and what she calls the ‘Mirror World’ - how our destabilised present is riddled with contradictions, blurred lines and scrambled allegiances.
Klein describes the book as her most personal yet, “explor[ing] what it feels like to watch one’s identity slip away in the digital ether, an experience many more of us will have in the age of AI. Mostly, it’s an attempt to grapple with the wildness of right now — with conspiracy cultures surging and strange left-right alliances emerging and nobody seeming to be quite what they seem.”
You can join this event in-person at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, M13 9RD, or via the livestream. Tickets are £25 to attend the event, or £10 to watch it online. See tickets for further details.
Closed captions will be available for this event.
7pm BST | 9pm CEST | 12pm PDT | 3pm EDT
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If you are unable to join at the time of streaming, this event will be available to watch on demand in the days following. A link to the recording will be sent to all ticket holders.