Internet literacy is the ability to access, understand, critique, and create information and communication content online.
The lack of internet literacy is one of the greatest risks of our day contributing to:
Dangerous Medical Misinformation
Fundamentally these risks to society stem from a popular indifference and misunderstanding about how the internet works.
Solutions You Can Be Part Of
It isn't easy to know what to do about this.
Every year my art practice educates hundreds of thousands of people around the world about how search engines, artificial intelligence, tracking algorithms, synthetic media, and natural langue processing work.
Through press, social media, exhibitions, lectures, and articles my work converts the indifferent into the educated and the educated into the active. The value is in bringing this knowledge and the important conversations around it to a wide and diverse audience that is rarely seeking it out.
Not everyone considers this work to be valuable. Internet literacy is not financially rewarded in our society.
Ways to confirm your support for a better internet
For those who know the work of Internet Literacy education is ongoing.
gretchen's Q1&2 2022 Internet Literacy Report
Q1-2 celebrated the publication of gretchen's museum catalog in Austria, expansion to the middle east, the introductions of NFTs as a vehicle of internet change and education, the launch of Meta/Facebook education as well as many other victories for internet literacy.
[DFC Talk] Productive Uncertainty: Gretchen Andrew & Jake Elwes
Google Exacerbates the Internet’s Sexism
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