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The (Dis)information Age: The Persistence of Ignorance. Shaheed Nick Mohammed

The (Dis)information Age: The Persistence of Ignorance.

Shaheed Nick Mohammed

Published January 20th 2012
ISBN : 9781433115028
Hardcover
218 pages
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In this interesting and well-written book Shaheed Nick Mohammed does a masterful job of illustrating the effects of communications technology on global society using sources from scientific research to pop culture. This informative and entertainingMoreIn this interesting and well-written book Shaheed Nick Mohammed does a masterful job of illustrating the effects of communications technology on global society using sources from scientific research to pop culture. This informative and entertaining work examines how media technology has been used to spread ignorance instead of knowledge, from unchecked bigotry to misinformation on climate change and autism. The ubiquitous influence and power of media technology makes this essential reading, especially for students of communication, sociology, and political science.--Matt Evans, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Penn State UniversityHighlighting the irony of an Information Age in which falsehoods, superstition, and ignorance are now easier to disseminate, Shaheed Nick Mohammed makes a wide-ranging and insightful analysis of the ill-effects of communications technology and a media culture which is unfettered by the rigor of reason and the filter of empiricism.--Kevin Baldeosingh, Author of The Ten Incarnations of Adam AvatarDr. Mohammed brings a deep and thoughtful analysis to something that surrounds us all but for which we have few reference points -- the information explosion. A must-read for any critical thinker who is trying to understand our mass mediated environment. --Alex Gill, CEO of Mendicant Group, Author ofAIM: Achieve, Inspire, Make a DifferenceHighlighting the irony of an Information Age in which falsehoods, superstition, and ignorance are now easier to disseminate, Shaheed Nick Mohammed makes a wide-ranging and insightful analysis of the ill-effects of communications technology and a media culture which is unfettered by the rigor of reason and the filter of empiricism. --Kevin Baldeosingh, Author of The Ten Incarnations of Adam AvatarDr. Mohammed brings a deep and thoughtful analysis to something that surrounds us all but for which we have few reference points -- the information explosion. A must - read for any critical thinker who is trying to understand our mass mediated environment. --Alex Gill, CEO of Mendicant Group, Author of AIM: Achieve, Inspire, Make a Difference