Fake news, Dis-Information and Popular Geopolitics

Klaus Dodds discusses the history of disinformation and fake news, and how it might be countered in the future.

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“10 Things Video Games….” Taught me!

By Dray Agha Jordan Webber and Daniel Griliopoulos’ 2017 book ‘10 Things Video Games Can Teach Us About Life, Philosophy, And Everything’ argues that philosophy offers a bridge between the virtual world and physical world. Video games are their chosen examples of how the virtual can influence different ‘truths’ in our lives, through philosophy. As…

Exploration, mobility and geographical imaginaries: the living geography of polar spaces

By Alice Oates From Antarctic exploration to birth and death, the human body has played a complicated role in the performance of statecraft and discovery in the Polar Regions. Mastery of cold spaces by the white male body has become almost legendary through explorers like Shackleton and Scott (Spufford, 1996), and throughout polar history was…

Antarctica: Why Should We Care?

  Professor Martin Seigert, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College, delivered the 2015 Gordon Manley lecture at Royal Holloway this week. Martin Siegert is a very distinguished glaciologist, and a former Philip Leverhulme Prize holder and Martha T. Muse Prize winner for excellence in Antarctic science and policy. When not working…