Manufacturing Ignorance

Agnotology, or “the study of how ignorance is deliberately produced“, has played a huge role in various political, health and social campaigns. It transfigures fact into doubt and reduces the perceived legitimacy of scientific facts. The first wide-spread instance of this occurred in the 1950’s when scientists began to publish strong evidence of a link […]

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May the Curators be Ever in your Favour

The packaging of information as a commodity is a declining paradigm as we move into a world where value is placed on the abundance of information rather than it’s quality. This means that collectively, we would rather receive a 140-word Twitter notification about a piece of breaking news from an unknown source than wait several hours […]

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Murder on the Guardian Express

  Citizen journalism and the legacy media strive to the same objectives; the collection, dissemination, analysis and distribution of content for the good of the general public (source). The extra weapon which sets legacy media at the advantage to citizen journalism is gatekeeping. Gatekeepers, in the legacy media, effectively place a stamp of approval over  information […]

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