The Q in Qonspiracy - QAnon as a Paradigm for Future Social-media-driven Conspiracism

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By Wu Ming. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In this conversation between Wu Ming 1 and Florian Cramer, QAnon is discussed as a template for contemporary social-media-driven conspiracy fantasies that work simultaneously as games and a new kind of cults. By focusing on the mutation of conspiracy myths from countercultural phenomena to contemporary meme and influencer culture, the two speakers focus on QAnon, Pizzagate and Covid-19-related conspiracy narratives.
The conversation is centered around Wu Ming 1’s forthcoming book La Q di Qomplotto: QAnon e dintorni. Come le fantasie di complotto difendono il sistema [The Q in Qonspiracy: QAnon and its surroundings. How Conspiracy Fantasies Defend the System], to be published on March 25th by Edizioni Alegre, Rome.
Organized by Disruption Network Lab, March 12th, 2021.

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