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Facts Matter – SuperSalon with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
May 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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On May 13, Wikipedia’s legendary founder Jimmy Wales joins us to discuss the contended nature of facts in the internet era, how this uncertainty affects our politics, relationships, identity and mindset, and what we can do about it.
The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, seems to have single-handedly changed how we relate to information: an ironic statement for the boss of a crowdsourced platform of course, but for most generations alive today it is impossible to imagine – or even remember – a time without immediate, free, all-encompassing access to the world’s greatest online encyclopaedia, his invention.
A frequent target of authoritarian regimes intent on blocking access to a source of truth as well as trolls out to loosen people’s grasp on reality, and the everyday saviour or college students and friends who can’t settle a bet, it is no wonder if Jimmy today is engaged in multiple projects defending not just the crowdsourced building of verified content, but the due process of verification itself.
At this very special Interintellect salon, we will dive into the structures of human knowledge, how facts work, how they can be checked (if at all), what role social media plays in all this, and what you, the individual, can do amidst all this madness.
To read and listen to:
- 11 am Los Angeles
- 2 pm New York
- 7 pm London
- 8 pm Paris
- 10 pm Dubai
The event will be recorded and shared on Interintellect’s YouTube channel.
Proceeds from this event go toward the Interintellect Book Fund, a project helping members of our community acquire the books they need for personal or professional development.
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Is Technology Magic? Rationalism, the Occult, and the Re-Enchantment of the World with John Ganz, Max Read, and Tara Isabella BurtonTuesday December 12 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Wednesday December 27 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST