Actions and Detail Panel
Echo chambers and ‘post-fact’ politics - developing ideas
Sat 18 February 2017, 12:45 – 17:30 GMT
Half day workshop to build tools for a 'post-fact' world
Apparently we’ve ‘had enough of experts’. Increasingly online platforms quietly tailor what we encounter to fit our existing views- creating echo chambers out of our prejudices. We are worried that the role of evidence in politics is slipping- and we want to do something about it.
A preliminary workshop was held in November attracting a broad range of people from far and wide. Together a list of initiatives was created responding to these challenges. Click this link to read the list of initiatives and add your own thoughts.
Now we are running a follow-on event to allow people to develop these ideas. If you’re an activist, policy wonk, artist, or simply someone interested in this topic we’d love for you to join us. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t make the first event as we will get you up to speed with a chance to add new ideas on the day.
For more information regarding the Echo Chambers and 'Post-fact' Politics workshops go to www.postfactpolitics.com
Breakdown of workshop
(this is a relaxed event so people are free to take part in whichever they feel comfortable with)
12.45 Doors open
13.00 Introduction- where we’ll give a quick overview of what was discussed last time.
13.10 - 13.40 A chance to move between tables and speak to each other about the initiatives we have so far. People can also create new ideas, and edit those we already have. If new people want to discuss this topic for a bit before going into this, that’s also fine.
By 13.40 people will start moving into groups and developing initiatives for the afternoon. People are free to move between tables and contribute to activities and discussions.
At 15.00 there will be a chance for people to present what they have developed so far and receive feedback.
15.30 - 15.50 Break
15.50 - 17.00 A chance to develop ideas further
17.00 Groups will present where they’ve got to, and how people can get involved in taking things further from here.
17.30 Event finishes, anyone who wants to is welcome to join us at a local venue to carry on the conversation
Ahead of the event we are also inviting people to share their thoughts on this topic as blog posts, and have pulled together a list of articles on this topic from around the web. See more on our website: postfactpolitics.com You can also see what’s happening, and take part at: #postfactmcr