"Caveman" by Bryce Bradford

The Fear Factor: How Modern Media Capitalize on Our Primal Instinct

Marijn van Engelen
19 minutes to read

What is the attention economy, and how does it relate to fear? This paper illustrates from an evolutionary psychological perspective how media can cater to our primal fears to capture and profit from our attention.

How ContraPoints commands the YouTube Stage

Inge van de Ven
11 minutes to read

Inge van de Ven examines YouTube vlogger ContraPoints as a public intellectual in the context of strategies of self-representation in the attention economy.