ESOF2020 TRIESTE – watch the session on “How sensemaking allows us to make sense of the misinformation crisis?”

The recorded video of the session on “How sensemaking allows us to make sense of the misinformation crisis?presented by our corporate member SISSA Media Lab at ESOF2020 in Trieste is freely available online.

In a world of misinformation, controversy and fake news it is essential to better understand the relationship between science, society and the social issues we are confronted with.

Sensemaking is the fundamental way by which we develop an understanding of a complex reality. It involves continuous interpretation by means of telling stories about the world around us. These stories are often situated in the context of particular places, organisations, communities or cultures. Making sense of the complex reality of science and science-society issues is not an easy task; particularly given the large volumes of information presented digitally online and the implications it has on the amounts of misinformation out there.

List of speakers:

  • Marzia Mazzonetto, Project manager at Sissa Medialab – convenor
  • Frank Kupper, Assistant professor of science communication at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Athena Institute
  • Andy Rigway, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at University of the West of England
  • Birte Fähnrich, Senior Researcher at the Center for Political Communication of Zeppelin University