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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 - 11:30
SP Dirk Eitzen. The “Post-Truth” Phenomenon: Where It Comes From, How It Works, Why it Matters

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The past decade or so in the U.S. has seen the rise of a breed of shameless liars in the media and politics, culminating in the election of liar-in-chief Donald Trump. Alarmed journalists and confounded critics have gone so far as to label this the post-truth era. My presentation reviews common journalistic diagnoses of the "post-truth" syndrome, explains how they in some respects fundamentally misunderstand it, and proposes a more fruitful framework for making sense of what is going on. 

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Dirk Eitzen

Franklin & Marshall College
Dirk Eitzen is the director of the Film & Media Studies program at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has produced several nationally broadcast documentaries for U.S. public television and, among other scholarly works, has recently published theoretical essays... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 11:00 - 11:30 EEST
A-301 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki