In Search of Our Times Lecture: Fact and Fiction: Art, News, and Propaganda

Presented with the Pacific Council on International Policy
Sunday, May 10, 2020


"Fake news” and “alternative facts” have become buzzwords of our time. After the twentieth-century struggles between top-down media propaganda and bottom-up media exposures, we acquired unprecedented access to information. Nevertheless, it has become increasingly difficult to separate fact from interpretation. In our current moment, how do we remain (self-)critical in a world of politically split realities? What can art teach us about fact and fiction?

Featuring Robeson Taj Frazier, Associate Professor of Communication; Director of the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA); Farrah Karapetian, Artist, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, University of San Diego; and Luke Matthews, Behavioral and Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Co-director, RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis. 

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In Search of Our Times is presented as part of Wende Conversations: A Discussion Series Supported by Susan Horowitz and Rick Feldman.