Skeptics on the Fringe: Online and Offline Spaces for Democracy

Start date and time

Monday 15 August 2016


Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Skeptics' Undiluted Brilliance -a series of talks as part of Edinburgh's Free Fringe 2016.

Dr Ella Taylor-Smith talked about Online and Offline Spaces for Democracy.


Abstract: If we think of social media as spaces – like rooms – we get a new perspective on what’s going on and why. This talk looks at what people are doing when they’re doing democracy, in online and offline spaces. What is it about these spaces that makes them useful or worrying for our democracies? Spoiler alert – going to talk about spaces being public or hidden and who pays for what.