Tuesday 15 August 2023
Please note, unless otherwise stated, all of our performances are strictly over 18s only
Take two top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).
Hosted by comedian Susan Morrison, and now in its eleventh year, CODI is sixty minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country.
Is the internet making us smarter or just fuelling doubt and confusion? How is good communication possible in the era of bots, trolls, and echo chambers? Dr Claire Field (University of Stirling) and Dr Matt Jope (The University of Edinburgh) scrutinise communication and information through the ages, looking at the ways technology can increase ignorance, disinformation, and misunderstanding. From the printing press and public libraries to cat videos, Plato, and the attention economy, do the mechanics of the internet threaten to usher in a new Dark Age?
Studio, New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DH
0131 558 9005