The vlogger has teamed up with The Guardian and the National Theatre to debate the way in which social media is used in today’s society, and to talk about how important an influence YouTube has become.
The debate is set to cover a wide variety of topics within its 90-minute run time, including the way in which social media helps to document experiences and build relationships, and the way we view our own identities, whether that be through hundreds of selfies or our wider online persona.
It is also posed to tackle the damaging effects of social media, discussing online trolls, friends separated by continents, and the complex world of online dating. To grasp a wide range of opinions on the issue, Charlie will be joined by British film director Beeban Kidron, author Laurence Scott and Professor Robin Dunbar.
— Scary McDonnell (@coollike) December 6, 2015
The debate is to be held at the National Theatre on 16 December, with tickets being sold for £15 each. Charlie has also given fans the opportunity to attend the event at a discounted rate, tweeting out the discount code: “COOL”.
Charlie participated in this year’s Project For Awesome campaign, offering up a picture of himself and his cat Gideon, which those wishing to donate could purchase. Alternatively, you could read about Troye Sivan performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.