The Echo Chamber Club hosts quarterly meetups at Newspeak House in Shoreditch. These are for those working in improving healthy information environments, subjects might include disinformation, information warfare, polarisation, political theory, data rights & ethics, privacy & surveillance, political advertising, cultural outreach, transparency and more.
We aim to stimulate conversation and collaboration between people working in adjacent fields. In order to do this, we invite provocations from those in our community to articulate their thoughts relating to their current work.
1st October 2019
Alain de Botton - philosopher, writer, founder of School of Life
Frederike Kaltheuner - Mozilla fellow, Privacy International
Areeq Chowdhury - Future Advocacy, WebRoots Democracy
6.30pm at Newspeak House
1st October 2019: Provocations from:
Matthew d'Ancona - partner at Tortoise Media and columnist for GQ, the Evening Standard and the Guardian. Matt has decades of experience commentating on politics and has written many books including: "Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back".
Nafisa Bakkar - founder and CEO of Amaliah and CEO of Halal Gems. Amaliah is dedicated to representing Muslim women. It has a reach of 3.2 million across all editorial channels and publishes on topics from lifestyle to relationships to fashion and politics.
Gemma Milne - tech and science journalist and co-founder of Science: Disrupt. Gemma has written for many publications including Forbes, the Guardian and the BBC. Her latest book focusses on hype and is called: "Smoke and Mirrors". It is out next year and helps form a realistic understanding of what is going on in tech and science today.
11th June 2019 - Provocations from:
Ali Goldsworthy - founder of the Depolarisation Project at Stanford.
Kalypso Nicolaidis - professor of International Relations at Oxford University.