Natalie D Kane
Natalie Kane is a writer, curator and researcher working at the intersection of digital culture, futures and design. She is Curator at FutureEverything, an innovation lab for digital culture in Manchester, UK, Co-curator of Haunted Machines with Tobias Revell, and holds a research position at post-national futures lab Changeist, NL.
Soft Power / Hard Meme
In early 2016, @RussianEmbassy, the verified Twitter account from the Russian Embassy in the UK, sent an image to the Russian Ministry of Defence via Twitter, warning that ‘Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo.' On further inspection, rather than a matter of urgency, it became immediately apparent that these were neither extremist trucks, nor was it in fact an actual photograph of real trucks at all.