Disruption Discovered

Disruption Discovered

By ISSP uOttawa
We live in a world increasingly defined by disruption and complexity. This is a show about the forces that are reshaping the 21st century—from information warfare to climate change to gene editing—brought to life through accessible discussions with Canadian thought leaders.
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Deweaponizing Misinformation — with Kimberly Girling
Misinformation is influencing public opinion, decision making, and even geopolitics. And it’s not just coming from Facebook and Twitter—it’s coming from our political leaders. Yet our ability to detect misinformation is diminishing.  Kimberly Girling discusses the disruptive influence of misinformation on societies, and explains what individuals can do to help stem the tide of misinformation.  Recommendations: Why I’m done saying ‘fake news’ by Katie Gibbs Truth Toolkit: How to Combat Misinformation by Evidence for Democracy Too Dumb for Democracy? by David Moscrop
21:50
February 26, 2020
China Conundrums — with Margaret McCuaig-Johnston
Canada-China relations are in uncharted territory. To understand the current tangle of trade disputes and hostage diplomacy, it helps to go back to the beginning. Margaret McCuaig-Johnston traces Canada's relationship with China back to the establishment of formal diplomatic ties in 1970, discusses China's scientific ambitions, and lays out the stakes of Huawei's 5G bid. Recommendations: The Third Revolution by Elizabeth Economy Two Tears on the Window by Julia and Kevin Garratt
22:26
February 19, 2020
Big Data, Big Agriculture — with Kelly Bronson
Big data can dramatically improve decision-making, but the design and imagining of what we can and should use big data for is happening largely outside of the purview of public debate.  Kelly Bronson explains big data's arrival in the public sphere and—using Canada’s agricultural sector as case study—discusses how the use of big data is pushing us towards specific types of food production, and how more inclusive and effective use of big data can produce better social outcomes.  Recommendations: Custodians of the Internet by Tarleton Gillespie  Surveillance Capitalism By Shoshana Zuboff  Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks  The Immaculate Conception of Data by Kelly Bronson (forthcoming)
24:03
February 12, 2020
How Do We Know Something Is True — with Marc Saner
We live in an era of information abundance. But converting information into knowledge and applying that knowledge to improve society are massive tasks. Marc Saner explains the challenge of turning increasingly complex scientific knowledge into tangible benefits, what it means to seek knowledge responsibly, and how Canada can better use expertise to make decisions in the public interest. Recommendations: Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen
18:57
February 5, 2020
Trailer: Disruption Discovered
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00:56
January 28, 2020