Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring Semiosalong Session 4

Session 4: Andreas Ventsel & Mari-Liis Madisson: Affective Communication and Semiotic Mechanisms of Misinformation

Tuesday, April 18

Terms like fake news and alternative facts come from a state of paralysis in the flood of information. The proliferation of conflicting messages, the accelerated news cycle, and technologies of image and video manipulation marginalize verifiability as a criterion of truth. But even in a post-truth world we persist in the belief in our own ability to hear through the static what is really going on. When contradiction interrupts our daily broadcast we reject its sources, ignore its particulars, or troll the sender. In the process we legitimize the polarization of discourse. We do so tongue in cheek, or with fingers crossed behind our back, as if to absolve ourselves from the price. It is easier to dip back into a familiar echo chamber than to recognize the other. Can we extricate ourselves from the self-gratifying feedback loop? Where can semiotics enter into the discussion of the post-truth world?

NB! All remaining sessions for this series will be held at Genialistide Klubi

Poster design by Mehmet Emir Uslu

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Semiosalong Series: Semiotics in a Post-Truth World

Wednesday April 5th @ Genialistide Klubi

Session 3: Mehmet Emir Uslu: Against the Fetishism of the Discourse of Disinformation
and Märt Põder: Nietzsche's Posthumous Post-Truth Manifesto

Terms like fake news and alternative facts come from a state of paralysis in the flood of information. The proliferation of conflicting messages, the accelerated news cycle, and technologies of image and video manipulation marginalize verifiability as a criterion of truth. But even in a post-truth world we persist in the belief in our own ability to hear through the static what is really going on. When contradiction interrupts our daily broadcast we reject its sources, ignore its particulars, or troll the sender. In the process we legitimize the polarization of discourse. We do so tongue in cheek, or with fingers crossed behind our back, as if to absolve ourselves from the price. It is easier to dip back into a familiar echo chamber than to recognize the other. Can we extricate ourselves from the self-gratifying feedback loop? Where can semiotics enter into the discussion of the post-truth world?

NB! All remaining sessions for this series will be held at Genialistide Klubi


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Semiosalong Series: Semiotics in a Post-Truth World

March 21st at 18.00 in Jakobi 2-336

Session 2: Ian Weatherseed: Semiotic Self-Defence For The Useful Idiot
and Ott Puumeister: Speech freed, or, Everyone Has a Right to Their Facts

Room number 336

Terms like fake news and alternative facts come from a state of paralysis in the flood of information. The proliferation of conflicting messages, the accelerated news cycle, and technologies of image and video manipulation marginalize verifiability as a criterion of truth. But even in a post-truth world we persist in the belief in our own ability to hear through the static what is really going on. When contradiction interrupts our daily broadcast we reject its sources, ignore its particulars, or troll the sender. In the process we legitimize the polarization of discourse. We do so tongue in cheek, or with fingers crossed behind our back, as if to absolve ourselves from the price. It is easier to dip back into a familiar echo chamber than to recognize the other. Can we extricate ourselves from the self-gratifying feedback loop? Where can semiotics enter into the discussion of the post-truth world?

Poster design by Mehmet Emir Uslu


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Semiosalong Series: Semiotics in a Post-Truth World

Session 1: March 9th at 18.00 in Jakobi 2-306
Geoffroy Pavillet: Famous Trials
and Lyudmyla Zaporozhtseva: Post-Truth and the Mythological Mind in Marketing Semiotics

Room number 306

Terms like fake news and alternative facts come from a state of paralysis in the flood of information. The proliferation of conflicting messages, the accelerated news cycle, and technologies of image and video manipulation marginalize verifiability as a criterion of truth. But even in a post-truth world we persist in the belief in our own ability to hear through the static what is really going on. When contradiction interrupts our daily broadcast we reject its sources, ignore its particulars, or troll the sender. In the process we legitimize the polarization of discourse. We do so tongue in cheek, or with fingers crossed behind our back, as if to absolve ourselves from the price. It is easier to dip back into a familiar echo chamber than to recognize the other. Can we extricate ourselves from the self-gratifying feedback loop? Where can semiotics enter into the discussion of the post truth world?

Poster design by Mehmet Emir Uslu