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Fact and Fiction: Art, News, and Propaganda

Join the Wende Museum and the Pacific Council on International Policy for a virtual discussion about art and propaganda.

"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. Moderated by Catherine Wagley, Contributing Editor for Momus.

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