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How to protect ourselves from misinformation known as “fake news”? How to have a civil conversation about politics online? How can our children learn from smartphones instead of being distracted by the screens? If you have these or similar concerns, visit the interactive workshop led by Elizaveta Friesem, author of the book: “Media is us: Understanding communication and moving beyond blame”.
The short response to the questions above is: by becoming media literate. To explain what this means, Elizaveta will unpack five steps: (1) Follow the gain. (2) Notice the frame. (3) Learn about the brain. (4) Challenge the game. (5) Go beyond the blame.
This process starts with paying attention to commercial aspects of technology and questioning stories that people tell each other. Yet, to understand the media on a deeper level, we need to know more about ourselves. Media literacy can help us hold others accountable, but it also requires that we all acknowledge our shared responsibility for the future of our society.
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