Society

Documenting the protests around COP26

Over the 12 days of COP26, we met a selection of students, parents, great-grandparents, campaigners, eight-year-olds and more at various fringe events. What was their take on the summit? THE FACE finds out.

The lowdown on Facebook’s metaverse rebrand

Following the social media giant’s biggest PR crisis to date earlier this month, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced some grim plans to have us all socialising in a (sort of) parallel universe. But what does it actually mean?

Why are we so obsessed with disaster fiction?

In her new book, The End, Katie Goh examines our collective preoccupation with dystopia. As it turns out, apocalyptic films and TV shows have a lot to say about the world we live in – and Squid Game is just the tip of the ’berg.

What is the metaverse and why should we care?

Tech giants have announced grand plans to “bring the metaverse to life”. And with the likes of Gucci, Ariana Grande and Man City on board, how long before the internet swallows us whole? Let’s find out.

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