Caroline Pearce, 15 January 2017

Three of us discussed the topic and touched on loads of different elements of the

facts, who knows what, what's happening and how we as a theatre community, or

people with skills and resources in theatre can help to understand, demystify, discover

and address ‘stuff’ happening online.

I opened the conversation because I am working with on a project that's starting to

explore this and to date we're working with theatre makers in schools with 13 year

olds, with various results and successes; after the end of this stage I intend to develop

the project and was curious if anyone else is working on anything like this, if other

people see this as an interesting project and what people understand from the


We discussed:

Digital natives - different attitudes to sharing

Ethical divides between generations

Google search logarithms leading to self-affirming results, or actively blocking - and

how this dynamic access to information and affects people, and how our

understanding of the world affects our ability to detect bogus information

Fake news factories

What is a crime? Law makers keeping up with technoology and international law; and

the shifting sands between law, ethics and morality.

Are we entering Cyber War 1?

TV show called ‘The Circus’ on Bloomberg Politics - reflections on the 2016 POTUS


Wikileaks - links between Trump & Assange & variously with Clinton

Disconnect: online vs IRL - and how that has the ability to exacerbate underlying

personal issue (esp mental & emotional health) with often horrendous results

Is there a counter to that in which this disconnect is enabling, eg physically disabled


Arts education being increasingly important in a world where arts education is being

devalued and reduced

International considerations - it's an international problem that can't be solved in


…interesting related exisitng art…

There was a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music about identity theft by a father of his

child - read more re: Tyler Clementi

Book “As If” by journalist, Blake Morrison, about his experience covering the Jamie

Bulger case

1984… perhaps there's something really effective about just sharing stories like this

that predicted versions of the future

… creative ideas…

misinformation / Big Brother (both references) / experiece / immersion / re: privacy

finding compelling true stories eg Rutgers Uni, Livingston Campus suicide

make it dark! and scary

TB has a CCTV related FOI exhibition concept (not for nicking!)

read current New Scientist magazine

concept of human time vs machine time - transferring agency (and power) to


In this new world, what is it sensible to teach?

Listen to “Cyberwire” daily podcast

Choose a focus.


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Comments: 1

Annette Chown, 19 January 2017

This is the series, if you can track it down. It's really interesting although I'm not sure it will have quite the same impact that

it had when watching it in ‘real time’ throughout the campaign

The article in New Scientist is called ‘To catch a thief, red-handed’ and it's about a computer vision system called

P-REACT. It's designed to detect suspicious/unusual behaviour, determining if it's criminal is left the the humans it alerts.