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Jul 6, 2020 1:00 PM

Online Lecture: Knowledge Meltdown

This is a recording of the lecture taken place during the Knowledge Meltdown Online Event

In this online lecture Japanese socio-political commentator, Dr. Yoshitaka Mori discusses "Two States of Emergencies"  relating the situation after 2011 Knowledge Meltdown to the current Covid19 situation. The term Knowledge Meltdown coined by by the British anthropologist Dr. Peter Wynn Kirby to describe the way in which information circulated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The excess of information, lack of information, mis-information, manipulation of information, concealment of information, censorship and self-censorship might have been happening in 2011 in Japan, but for many people in UK, the matter felt too remote and perhaps in-consequential. However, more recently we are experiencing a huge daily dose of information - data, news, predictions – the term “knowledge meltdown” perhaps applies to global coverage of the Coronavirus.