Reflections on Fear in a Networked Society
I’ve been trying to work through some ideas on how fear operates in a networked society. At Webstock in New Zealand, I gave a talk called “Culture of Fear + Attention Economy = ?!?!” Building on this, I gave a talk at SXSW called “The Power of Fear in Networked Publics.” While my thinking in this arena is still relatively nascent, I wanted to make available what I’ve thought through so far in the hopes that you have feedback and critique.
- If you want to engage with my ideas in video form, the Webstock version is available here: “Culture of Fear + Attention Economy = ?!?!”
- If you want to read the written form, I made my SXSW crib available here: “The Power of Fear in Networked Publics”