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Truth in a Digital Media Ecosystem

Truth in a Digital Media Ecosystem

Over the last few years, it’s become increasingly common to encounter the claim that we live in a post-truth society. The claim implies not only that lies and falsehoods are widely believed, but that we have, as a society, grown indifferent to the truth. While...

A Field Guide for Truth and Lies

A Field Guide for Truth and Lies

We prize knowledge but everybody lies.  So says Psalm 12:2 in the Hebrew Bible.  Current neuroscience research and data analytics agree. Paradoxically, we live today with more knowledge and more falsehoods more closely intertwined than ever before.  Thanks to...

Synthetic Media: what is it and why does it matter?

Synthetic Media: what is it and why does it matter?

Most people have never heard of synthetic media and those who have mostly know very little about it. When asked, ‘have you interacted with synthetic media?’ most people will say ‘no’ or ‘I don’t think so’. If this is true, then why should everyday people care about...

Why Tech Matters for the Epic Stories of Life

Why Tech Matters for the Epic Stories of Life

After we’ve sheltered ourselves from the elements and replenished our bodies’ demands for food and drink, out come the stories.  It has been ever thus – whether the story was about the bison hunt, the troubadour’s tale, or the outrageous thing you saw on Facebook...

Video Games as a Modern Apologetic

Video Games as a Modern Apologetic

What do you know about video games, and perhaps more importantly, what do you suspect? Did you know they are the most consumed form of entertainment in the world? The combined hours go far beyond those spent watching TV or movies, to say nothing of reading. Did you...

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