By Luigi Manca,Jean-Marie Kauth,Chris Birks,Elizabeth Dobbins,Pierpaolo Duce,Federico G. Francioni,Elizabeth Kubek,Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy,Sean Scanlan,Timothy Marin,Joaquín Montero,Kit O'Toole,Maria Lucia Piga,William Scarlato,Anne Marie Smith,Craig Stark

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This is a set of essays in regards to the media, the surroundings, and the entire of humanity on the verge of collapse of extinction. because the calls for of overpopulation and of an unsustainable client economic system dry up current typical assets and spoil important ecosystems that we have to live to tell the tale, the corporate-controlled media saturate around the world audiences with a barrage of hypnotic photographs and narratives to stimulate over-consumption and to distract us from the results of rampant consumerism, whereas final silent in regards to the systematic destruction of our environment and our destiny.

Academicians from the around the sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts interact in an interdisciplinary dialogue trained via a imaginative and prescient of an interconnected humanity and taken with the position of the media in forging public discourse.

Contributors to the gathering argue that today’s media are failing humanity. instead of delivering photos of fact on which the world’s voters can act, the corporate-controlled media are favourite as tools of business and political propaganda, growing a tremendous net of pictures and narratives that their creators understand to be no longer true–-fabrications designed to promote, to control, in a feeling to enslave around the world audiences.

At the center of the dialogue during this publication is a utopian imaginative and prescient of 1 unified humanity—billions of individuals whose destinies and goals are imbricated and interdependent, and who percentage an identical global, an identical habitats. it's a imaginative and prescient of a global that cherishes range yet is usually united—a global the place our modifications are not any longer a reason for clash and the place separate international locations or separate ethnic or spiritual groups not need to compete or salary conflict to take advantage of on hand assets. As extensions of people, the media should be tools of salvation rather than destruction, liberation rather than oppression. yet first, we needs to realize the demanding situations we face.

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