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LAF. Discussion

26.09.2020. 13.00–14.00
Koncertzāle "Lielais dzintars", 2. stāva galerija (Radio iela 8, Liepāja)

LAF. DISCUSSION “FUTURE PROJECTIONS BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION AND FAKE NEWS”

We cannot deny that modern-day reality resembles sci-fi at times, and, when following information in the media, it is often hard to believe that what we see and hear is actually happening. Science fiction, in turn, knowingly creates fictional characters and has thus been able to predict both future utopias and dystopias. Its aim is to provide biting commentary on the current situation as well as envision alternative futures.

How reliable are the news, sources and facts that fill our informational space every day? How often do we notice detectable or skillful manipulations and are able to discover their root? Unlike sci-fi, fake news insists on truthfulness, thus creating varying interpretations of both the past and future projections. If left undiscovered, it inevitably affects our view of the world and our ability to make decisions.

The event is free of admission, but participation must be booked in advance on the LAF website below.