Dave Meslin, a civic affairs advocate from Canada, gives a very nice talk dissecting “apathy” as the result of some purposeful, intentional acts and some sloppy, lazy thinking by those in charge.

For non-profits, the prohibition against advocacy affects many 501(c)3s, something to ponder in this framework. Yet, finding ways to thwart apathy is vitally important to accomplishing the mission.

For people designing scientific information for utility, this presentation may strike some chords.

Happy Friday!

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


2 Thoughts on "Worried About Apathy in Modern Society? Maybe It's More About Information Design"

Yes, non-profits like university presses are constrained in their direct advocacy efforts, but they can advertise and promote books that do promote change, like this one.

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