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Media futurologist

  • Media recapitulation

    Individual media development of children should repeat the evolution of the species – step by step, not leapfrogging to the last and most attractive stage, digital media.

  • The Medium Is the Menace

    The miniscule but instant hormonal reward for a mere click rewires the brain and reshapes society. We’re not just spending time on the Internet. We are investing time in its improvement.

  • Media literacy and media engineering to fight polarization

    How can the CENTER, not the extremes, become better liked, shared, and more profitable at the level of the very design of social media and the news media? The answer is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Disinformation is no danger. Fear polarization

    The effect of fake news is mitigated by the users’ growing immunity and by the growing noise that diminishes fake news’ impact. Polarization has no restrictions, only stimuli, both on social media and in the news media. DHS Standing Up Disinformation Governance Board might hit the wrong target.

  • The Mind Map of Media Ecology

    A review of Lance Strate’s “Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition”.
    There are no phenomena that we experience without mediation of our tools, interfaces, and technologies. So, what else, if not media, do we need to learn first and foremost about everything to get that everything right?

  • Subscription solicited as donation: a new cause of media bias

    The decline in the media business caused by the internet has not distorted the picture of the world in the media. It has distorted the habitual distortion.

  • Whoever will pay for journalism, they will pay not for journalism

    The new function of the media is a semblance of notary service. After that, a disturbing event “comes into effect” as disturbing for certain reasons. Basically, the news media are now needed to explain exactly how outrageous an outrageous event is.

  • Will journalism survive the internet?

    The internet is not about just replacing newspapers. It’s about how the news ecosystem is now organized. Journalism used to have a monopoly over news delivery and agenda-setting. This monopoly is now gone.

  • The Medium Is the Emancipation

    Human as media: The Emancipation of Authorship is the potential given to the majority of citizens to promote (or publish) their ideas far beyond their immediate circle.

  • The medium is the breakage

    With the limited access to authorship in the predigital eras, the linear and structured written narrative fostered “long-range” rationality. Non-literate media, starting with radio, TV and now the internet, favour “short-sighted” emotionality.