[resource-net] THE Q IN QONSPIRACY: QAnon as a Paradigm for Future Social-media-driven Conspiracism

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Tue Mar 16 15:13:22 CET 2021

Dear all,

If you would like to listen to the conversation of last Friday, THE Q IN
QONSPIRACY, with Wu Ming 1, Florian Cramer and myself, you can find the
video here:


More info about the event (scroll down):

All the best, and enjoy!


On 11.03.21 10:44, Tatiana Bazzichelli wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to invite you to take part in a conversation with Wu Ming
> 1, Florian Cramer and myself tomorrow afternoon (March 12), as part of
> our Disruptive Fridays series, at 5PM CET. We can get questions from the
> audience via chat.
> Read more here (and go to the chat): https://www.disruptionlab.org/fridays
> Since 2020 we have been experiencing two pandemics at once: Covid-19 and
> conspiracy fantasies about Covid-19. The pandemic emergency accelerated
> a process that had been going on for years: the rise of a new kind of
> hyper-charged, social-media-driven conspiracism. In this respect, QAnon
> is a paradigmatic case.
> What is QAnon, or what was it? A political movement, a game, a cult, a
> terrorist threat? All that and more.
> In this conversation QAnon is discussed as a template for contemporary
> social-media-driven conspiracy fantasies that work simultaneously as
> games and a new kind of cults. By focusing on the mutation of conspiracy
> myths from countercultural phenomena to contemporary meme and influencer
> culture, Florian Cramer and Wu Ming 1 will focus on three conspiracy
> narratives: "The Great Replacement" (from Renaud Camus to
> Charlottesville), QAnon (from Pizzagate to the Capitol storming) and
> "The Great Reset" (as a set of pandemic-inspired variations on the old
> New World Order trope).
> The conversation is centered around Wu Ming 1's forthcoming book "La Q
> di Qomplotto" [The Q in qonspiracy], to be published end of March in
> Italian by Edizioni Alegre, which describes how conspiracy fantasies
> help legitimise systems of control (find here the index in English
> https://edizionialegre.it/notizie/the-q-in-conspiracy/).
> Join us tomorrow here at 5PM CET:
> https://www.disruptionlab.org/fridays
> Get reminders from here (Facebook video):
> https://www.facebook.com/disruptionlab/posts/2664839330428196
> This is a pre-event of our upcoming conference (March 18-20):
> Whistleblowers, human rights advocates, journalists, activists, artists,
> lawyers and researchers denouncing abuses and wrongdoing in the course
> of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
> https://www.disruptionlab.org/behind-the-mask
> All the best, and see you there!
> Tatiana

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Disruption Network Lab
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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