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FOUR-PART EVENING SERIES: THE MANIFESTATION OF THE MISREPRESENTED

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If you would like to avail of the 4 for 3 offer, please select all events and select 'Apply Promotional Code'. Enter the code FAKE. It is €5 per lecture or €15 for 4 lectures.

Join us for a four-part evening series where we uncover the art of deception and fraud in our everyday lives. From art and science to the spoken word and the news we read each day, ‘the fake narrative’ permeates every element of the modern culture.

Each week we will be joined by an expert who will explore the value of authenticity, the rise of junk news, and ask whether in a globalised economy counterfeit products can ever be as good as the genuine article.

The Genuine Article: Newsworthy or News Wary? 15.03.18 see more here.

Journalism is changing fast and how we consume news media even faster. With the majority of people looking online as the source of their news feed, how can we make sure the news we read is the full truth? Social media has opened up a new world, providing journalists with new avenues of sources and information but there is also an increased danger of misinformation. The role of the journalist in finding and providing the truth around events has become vital. This talk will explore the area of verification in the news media in detail with Joe Galvin, the Director of News with Storyful, the world's first social media news agency.

Masters of Deception: Fakery in the Natural World 21.03.18 see more here.

Join Fiona Newell, Professor of Experimental Psychology and Nicola Marples, Professor in Zoology, Trinity College Dublin, for an entertaining talk on deception in the natural world. Together, they will compare and contrast animals and humans in their ability to fake behaviours to meet their goals. Humans are not the only imitators in the animal kingdom, with many animals employing clever tactics to manipulate their audience, find a mate or prey! In nature, we see the use of camouflage, mimicry, and other kinds of trickery simply as part of survival, whereas our sense of fake in human behavior can often elicit a very different response. This talk will explore how keeping it real in the animal kingdom might be overrated and show how faking it can often be highly beneficial to the individual.

The Art of Faking It: The Science of Forgery in Art 04.04.18 see more here.

The Art of Faking It, probes the proliferation of fakes in the world of art. For as long as there have been artists, there have been forgers, not just forgers but masters of deception. For every forgery scandal there is a criminal at the centre who not only produces a convincing fake, but who also understands how to corrupt the very systems of attributions and authenticity relied on by the art market. Featuring Dominic Milmo-Penny, art historian and dealer and an expert in the field, we will explore how science combats the forger and the contextualisation of the fake with a capital F.

Scientific B*llsh*t: How to smell a [lab] rat 02.05.18 see more here.

At times of great uncertainty and turmoil, a collective increase in anxiety fuels the rapid online dissemination of false information. We have seen how in the 21st century science, health and politics are often the target of fake news where, the lines between opinions, personal experiences and facts are often blurred. How can we decode the truth behind the headline? Joseph Roche (Trinity College Dublin) and Declan Fahy (Dublin City University) will join us to help equip us with the tools to help spot the warning signs, the pseudoscience claims and everything in between.


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