DiscoverBreaking The Digital SpellSA-6: Distorted Beyond the Funhouse Mirror
SA-6: Distorted Beyond the Funhouse Mirror

SA-6: Distorted Beyond the Funhouse Mirror

Update: 2021-12-06
Share

Description

Episode manuscript: https://digitalbabylon.substack.com/p/distorted-beyond-the-funhouse-mirror

When you stand in front of a funhouse mirror, your image in distorted in some bizarre and unusual way. Whether you get huge legs or a giant head, you know a funhouse mirror is not meant to give you a true reflection of yourself the way a normal mirror does. But what happens when a society or culture mistakes a funhouse mirror for a mirror capable of accurately reflecting culture and society around us? What if social media gives us outsized views of polarization, extremism, or other distortions of ourselves while pretending to be a truthful mirror, and what if - unlike a normal funhouse mirror - those distortions we see in social media stay with us even after we've stopped looking in the mirror? What direction do those distortions go, and how do they change how we see ourselves and those we disagree with? 


——

Purchase a copy of Chris Bail's "Breaking the Social Media Prism" and check out the Polarization Lab!
“Forget the Echo Chamber - Social Media is a Prism”  on FaithTech.
“What Is Media Ecology? A Conversation with Austin Gravley” on YouTube

Connect with Austin and Breaking the Digital Spell
* Twitter: @DigitalSpell and @gravley_austin
* Instagram: @breakingthedigitalspell
* YouTube: Breaking the Digital Spell
* Facebook: BtDS Facebook Page
* Email: breakingthedigitalspell@gmail.com

Support the show (http://buymeacoffee.com/digitalspell) 

Support the show (http://buymeacoffee.com/digitalspell)
Comments 
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

SA-6: Distorted Beyond the Funhouse Mirror

SA-6: Distorted Beyond the Funhouse Mirror

Austin Gravley