This is a recording of a talk I gave recently to some kids at a local Christian highschool on the subject of brainwashing. The talk is something of a mix between media theory (following the approach of Marshall McLuhan) and mimetic theory (following René Girard). The idea was to present something provocative that got my young audience to think about their own context and how they're affected but it. I realize that some of the ideas here need more nuance than I was able to provide in a talk of this nature, so there's a pretty strong chance that I come across here as being more one-sided and over-confident on certain matters than is my usual preference/intention.
June 28, 2017