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Friday, August 19, 2022

David Fuller and sensemaking

This post is a collection of quotes from David Fuller in a conversation with Peter Limberg on Rebel Wisdom in 2020 titled Conspiracy, Sensemaking & Truth. An Inquiry. The video for this interview can be found at this link. I recommend listening to the conversation. There are 3 quotes listed below chronologically.


1. "I think we have to find a new way of sensemaking in this, particularly in this liminal space. What we need is some kind of rules of engagement, or some kind of, I don't know, decentralized method of, like a code of conduct or like a set of principles or something that more people can sign up to." (5:38)


2. "[Conspiracy theories] are, as far as I can tell, the most newsworthy phenomenon right now. If you know anything about the way we make sense of the world, you realize that, especially right now where we have an almost infinite amount of information, you can kind of make pretty much any narrative that you want... And then it also plays into all of these wider topics of how we make sense of the world at all. Why we think something is true rather than something else being true." (9:02)