Tag Archives: media analysis

Mind Over Media? [UN-IVERSITY Book Club]

Renee Hobbs is an  internationally-recognized authority on media literacy education.  Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher,  advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality  of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around  the world. Author of 10 books and more than 150 scholarly articles, she  is the Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. (Source: MindOverMedia.us) And her latest book, Mind Over Media, is a piece of shit. Fortunately we salvage a constructive discussion than expands well beyond her narrow presentation.   School Sucks Project · Mind Over Media [UN-IVERSITY]

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New York Times Warns About The Dangers of Critical Thinking – 2 of 2 [PODCAST #724]

Part 2: "Death By Disinformation!" AN ANALYSIS - WITH SCOTT HAMBRICK Scott  and I discuss a timely gem from the New York Times Opinion  Dissemination Section. Today we'll finish up the article and move on to  the Dirty Dozen of Disinformation "white" paper, written by The Center  For Such and Fuck. Main article title: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole Subtitle: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. The conversation continues beyond this show! PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54261552 A/V CLUB: https://schoolsucksproject.com/bonus-scott-hambrick-the-ethical-question-qa/ OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Add your contribution to the School Sucks Yearbook! Have you ...

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New York Times Warns About The Dangers of Critical Thinking -1 of 2 [PODCAST #722]

AN ANALYSIS - WITH SCOTT HAMBRICK Scott and I discuss a timely gem from the New York Times Opinion Dissemination Section Tittle: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole Subtitle: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS AUGUST 28+29 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses JOIN THE UN-IVERSITY! You  are granted access to our Un-iversity private community (and all of its  clubs!) when you purchase the downloadable version of The Ideas Into  Action Summit. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, and bonus materials . Use the coupon code myspace. OR...BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, ...

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Non-False Fabrication, With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #717]

...or How Cherry-Picking Helped Ruin Science, the Economy, Race Relations, Higher Ed, America, and the World (BUT can you put it to work for you?!) (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 9) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: How a biologically inevitable mental shortcut called availability bias leads to (and enables) the destructive practices of cherry-picking and "non-false fabrication We'll explore: * how one or two missing puzzle pieces can completely distort the full picture. * by controlling what information is available, you have major ...

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Orwell Rolls In His Grave – Part 1 [Un-iversity Documentary Club]

In 2003, a group of lefties came together to make the case that conservatives control the mainstream media. Almost 20 years later, many of their concerns and criticisms actually seem pretty reasonable. In our first meeting of Documentary Club, we watch the first 30 minutes of the film (in 10-minute segments) and then we respond in a group discussion.  This whole discussion will come in 3 parts. Here is the full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8L7_bVU1c0 Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community   School Sucks Project · Orwell Rolls ...

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[UN-IVERSITY] Opening the Kept Gates

Richard Grove and I use the work of investigative journalist Matt Taibbi as a jumping off point to discuss how gatekeepers can be useful to help "on ramp" people stuck on the low roads of mainstream confirmation-bias media to ride on a better super highway of information, if you will. Furthermore, are we building (or can we build) a map that helps to open some of their gates. This exploration was inspired by our recent integral theory series. Where else can we discover ways to integrate disparate or even conflicting sources of information into a clearer picture of reality? (Recorded October 7th) Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices ...

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[UN-IVERSITY] The Tim Pool Deep End

For the record, Tim did not request our constructive criticism and I have great respect for him and for his work. Among other topics discussed, Kevin Cole and I talk about some things we'd like to see him do. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world. School Sucks Project · The Tim Pool Deep End Related PostsLet's Not Prepare Kids For A World That Sucks [Un-iversity]80This conversation has a very nice crescendo. On Sunday I hosted the weekly discussion group as I sat in a parking lot in what I call a very dystopian part of ...

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All News Is Fake News – With Isaac Morehouse [PODCAST #667]

Isaac returns to discuss how he curates his inputs from the outside world, for optimal achievement, mental health, and happiness. We build our discussion around a blog he wrote recently (same title as this show). It's short and sweet, so here it is: There is infinite information in the universe. Any time you select a tiny slice of info and focus on it, you are creating a story that is different from reality itself. Imagine a movie sliced into a million still screenshots. Say it was impossible to watch the movie and your only way of interacting with it was with these screenshots. If someone picked three of them and presented it to you as the “truth” of the movie, ...

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[BONUS] Protest and Programming – AUTONOMY Mastermind 4-21-20

The 1997 film Wag the Dog forever ruined photos like this for me. But if you've never seen Wag the Dog, enjoy this powerful piece of honest photojournalism. It allegedly shows nurses blocking protesters in Colorado, and more importantly, it clearly illustrates the ONLY two positions you can have on the COVID issue. So who's side are you on? The responsible science-and-medicine (dude has scrubs on!) heroes? Or the fat freedom-lovin' Trump-worshipers who are so angry and stupid that they're practically falling out of their gas-guzzling pickup trucks? What other choice could there be? A discussion about the current (largely misguided) lock-down protests, insulting media counter-narratives, use of celebrities in public perception management, competing groups of useful idiots, ideology, and ...

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