Marcus Gilroy-Ware

Author | Media Scientist | Lecturer

Marcus Gilroy-Ware is a British writer and academic who works on media, culture, politics and big tech. He is a Senior Lecturer in digital media at UWE Bristol, and is author of Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism and Social Media (2017) and After the Fact? The Truth about Fake News (2020).

Through his work, Gilroy-Ware explores the underlying political, psychological and social factors that drive the many uses of popular digital media, having once been a technology developer who became frustrated with the sterile, simplistic narratives often used to frame technology and its impacts.

Gilroy-Ware also advises cultural organisations on their communication and technology strategy, and has worked for Goldsmiths, University of London, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Sociological Review.

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SILBERSALZ Festival 2021

After the Facts

Marcus Gilroy-Ware, Autor, Dozent für digitalen Journalismus, University of the West of England

We have more information at our disposal now than at any time before. So why, in a world of rising sea levels, resurgence of the far-right, and a global pandemic, do so many people believe in bizarre and untrue things about the world? [...]