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Gaming Misinformation

“Even as a scientist working in the ivory tower, I’ve become more conscious that we need communication practitioners: people in the trenches, doing practical public engagement work.”
Cranky Uncle Original Comic Art by John Cook
Cranky Uncle Crowdfunding Campaign Facebook and Instagram Social Media Ad
Cranky Uncle Original Comic Art by John Cook
Cranky Uncle cartoons can effectively inoculate people against climate change misinformation by exposing them to the absurdity of it.
Cranky Uncle Crowdfunding Campaign Facebook and Instagram Social Media Ad
Cranky Uncle Crowdfunding Campaign Facebook and Instagram Social Media Ad
Cranky Uncle Crowdfunding Campaign Facebook and Instagram Social Media Ad
“John’s misinformation inoculation/card shark analogy caught my attention as I know a little something about card counting," says Autonomy’s Kurt Roberts. (Don’t worry, Kurt’s just into magic: “Pick a card, any card…”)
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Screen from Cranky Uncle Prototype of Native iOS and Native Android Mobile Game
Screen from Cranky Uncle Prototype of Native iOS and Native Android Mobile Game
Screen from Cranky Uncle Prototype of Native iOS and Native Android Mobile Game
“Collaborations between researchers and organizations like Autonomy are crucially important.”
John Cook
Students Testing the Cranky Uncle Prototype of Native iOS and Native Android Mobile Game