The internet has become an ideal medium for the dissemination of unfounded conspiracies and disinformation and the reinforcement of beliefs and biases which has culminated in a fractured reality that threatens democracy itself. This talk draws a line from the ‘Sovereign Individual’, an idealized neoliberal knowledge worker, liberated by technology from the grip of geopolitics (as identified in the work of James Dale Davison and William Rees-Mogg) to the 'Targeted Individual’, an utterly unremarkable, paranoid and narcissistic victim of the present, convinced that they are being persecuted by unknown forces via futuristic technology.

Talk by Daniel Keller

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