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    Ford, Lily (2021) Onlining. [Video]

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    Onlining, tackles the tangle of anxieties that arise from living in our contemporary connected society. Smartphone use, data gathering and performative social media pressures are examined by writer Timandra Harkness, author of Big Data: Does Size Matter? (2016), and historian Charlie Williams (Queen Mary University of London). The film also makes use of resources generated during the life of the Hidden Persuaders project: an interview filmed in 2015 with the late Zygmunt Bauman, in which the renowned philosopher and sociologist addressed the idea of brainwashing as a functional component of modern life, and a film made by Misty Scrimgeour and Esme Ramlal when they were Year 12 students as part of the project’s outreach programme with Camden schools in 2018.


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    Additional Information: About the Hidden Persuaders' Documentaries: The Hidden Persuaders research group has collaborated with independent filmmakers to produce several short documentaries that are freely available to view on our website. The films investigate ideas about brainwashing and mind control both through compelling life stories and wide-ranging cultural analysis. Taken together, these documentaries illustrate the many ways in which, from the Cold War era to the present day, autonomy of mind has been threatened, or perceived to be threatened, by a range of cultural forces.
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 17:29
    Last Modified: 01 Feb 2022 11:33


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