Convergences

The relationship between social inequality/inequity and different kinds of vernacular, and institutional, responses is something I am trying to think about. Two tabs simultaneously open in my browser reveal the possibilities, and the breadth, of the topic to/in my mind:

  • A Nieman Lab report on the release of the latest Aspen Digital Commission for Information Disorder report that features a number of conclusions, one of which is “Disinformation is a symptom; the disease is complex structural inequities.”
  • Cory Doctorow musing on the relationship between Luddites and science fiction: “In truth, their goal was something closely related to science fiction: to challenge not the technology itself, but rather the social relations that governed its use.” (For those interested, the Nieman Labs report includes a link to the Aspen Institute report.)

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