LunCH Lecture – Contemporary conspiracy-thinking by Cees Zweistra

There is a widely shared believe amongst engineers and in society which identifies technology with human progress. In this afternoon lecture we will start to challenge this believe, using the case of contemporary conspiracy-thinking. As we will come to see, contemporary conspiracy-culture is strongly intertwined with online commercial consumer technologies. Given the original background and promise of the online project, the case of conspiracy-thinking clearly demonstrates how this technological project eventually failed. During this afternoon we seek to draw lessons from it and formulate perspectives for the way forward.
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