Corporate Media and Democracy

Corporate Media and Democracy Being uninformed is one thing, but having a population that is actively misinformed presents problems when it comes to participating in the national debate, or the democratic process. There is a basic contradiction between a profit-driven, highly concentrated, advertising-saturated corporate media system and the requirements of a democratic society (e.g. and… Read More »

Meme, Noise, Propaganda

Meme, Noise, Propaganda meme n. (mm) : A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Memes are the cultural counterpart of genes and can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous… Read More »

Information Consumes Attention

For every canvas there is an artist. Are you sure someone has not selected your mind as a useful canvas? Information without wisdom, content without context creates dissonance. Information consumes attention and attention is a finite resource. Noise and propaganda inundate our daily lives. Overwhelmed by ever sharper sound bites/bytes and smaller quanta of meaning… Read More »