Hi, I’m Alexandra Juhasz and this is Episode 4 of We Need Gentle Truths for Now. The podcast engages in radical digital media literacy by enjoying a bite of education and a bit of poetry, creating humane responses to fake news and social media in the era of Covid-19.
For this episode, we consider hardtruth Number 53; “tame and disarm dangerous algorithms.” It was written by Geert Lovink, a professor, activist, and internet critic from the Netherlands. He wrote his hardtruth in 2017 for my online digital media primmer. As he reads them for us here, during the time of COVID-19, they become newly and even more relevant.
See this original hardtruth:hardtruth #53 tame and disarm dangerous algorithms
See the poetic response to hardtruth #53:An egg speaks
Geert Lovink reads the poetic response to hardtruth #53:
Geert Lovink reads An egg speaks