The Fake News Poetry Workshops generate much: conversation, contemplation, community, and art about participants’ shared interpretations of the connections between social media, verification, and lived truth.
First and foremost an act of radical digital media literacy given the fact of fake news, the project stays small and local as one refutation to fake news’ reliance on the driving logic of scale. Alex goes somewhere, works with a poet and their community, and the process is the point. In the Fall of 2018, the project expanded to engage the links between “spreadability” and fakenews: how things move online, snowballing credibility, volume, and power with no ones care or attention along the way.
Fake News Poetry-Video Workshops experiment in the careful, considered relay of one truthful expression from someone else to another format, intending for the methods of artmaking and interpretation to buffer and protect one internet thing as it becomes yet another; a sort of anti-meme movement.
These videos are collected online; as ever, the process of their making trumps. Even so, the process of the project also generates collections (saved in this website, built by Partner and Partners, and especially Ethel Moore), and also ruminations about these many things that are also sometimes events. Writing about the project as a whole is also collected on this page.
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