In the context of the polycrisis and AI fears, overwhelming amounts of information have made it hard to discern what’s true, straining a shared sense of reality across society. Canvas8 spoke to Laura Dodsworth about the growing manipulation industry and how people can resist psychological tricks.
Laura Dodsworth is an author, journalist, and photographer who explores powerful human stories with integrity and tackles controversial topics head-on. From intimacy to mass psychology, Dodsworth elucidates uncomfortable realities with punchy frankness. She aims to spur debate on integrating truth and autonomy in society. A Sunday Times bestselling author, Laura’s latest book, Free Your Mind, explores manipulation and seeks to equip readers to face an increasingly engineered world.
Flavia Russo is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. After gaining her MSc in international development from KCL, she worked as a translator and researcher in the non-profit and political risk sectors. There, she gained experience conducting qualitative and ethnographic research, from which her passion for analysing cultural and behavioural trends develops. When not working, Flavia loves spending time with her many cats and dogs, travelling to exotic locations, or playing tennis.