Events

"Post-Truth" Art and Media, Symposium and Panel Discussion

“Post-Truth” was declared the 2016 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries, but is the concept of truth really irrelevant in contemporary society or is it simply in flux? This symposium and panel discussion will explore how Post-Truth media practices, particularly in relation to photographic images and their dissemination, have shaped art, visual culture, and the presentation of news (or Fake News). We will explore the role artists and media professionals play in framing reality for a Post-Truth world, and consider how fact can be reliably identified and possibly redeemed in this new media context.

Featured speakers:

Geoffrey Baym, Professor and Chair, Department of Media Studies and Communication, Temple School of Media and Communication

Scott Gratson, Director of Communication Studies and Associate Professor, Temple School of Media and Communication
Bruce W. Hardy, Assistant Professor, Department of Strategic Communication, Temple School of Media and Communication
Jason Hill, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
Erin Pauwels, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Tyler School of Art (Moderator)
Andrés Mario Zérvigon, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Rutgers University

 

This event free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Tyler School of Art and the Temple University School of Media and Communication.