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Research theme 2017-18: Lies

Fellows Dr Joe Stadolnik and Dr Gregory Whitfield are researching this theme.

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This theme is open to the widest possible interpretation and is assumed to address the concerns of many disciplines and departments while providing a frame for thinking across or even bypassing entrenched or established modes of thinking. It could include the following concerns:

  • Deceit, mendacity, misinformation and falsehood
  • Technologies of deception and denial, digital developments and the fabrication of facts, fictions, factoids and fibs
  • Alternative facts, post-truth, fake news, double-speak and misrepresentation
  • Counter factual narratives, myth and make-believe, stories and fables
  • Language and lying, ontologies of lying
  • The long history of lying
  • Extracting the 'truth': torture, duress and persecution
  • False evidence, ideologies, fakes and forgeries
  • Heresy and hearsay, rumour and gossip, wilful ignorance and secrets, evasion and erasure
  • Polemics, persuasion, propaganda and politics, conspiracies and concealment
  • Veridical evidence, witnessing, perjury, oaths and testimony, lying and the law
  • Lie detectors and mind machines, brain scanners and neuroscience, forensics and fabrication
  • Ethics and honesty, withholding information and economising with the 'truth'
  • Masquerading and masking, conmen and tricksters, self-preservation, subjectivity and strategic display/disguise.
  • Repression, refusal, regression and deferral

The IAS is examining this theme in collaboration with the Mishcon Academy at Mishcon de Reya, establishing a programme of events around these particular areas:

  • Technologies of deception and denial, digital developments and the fabrication of facts, fictions, factoids and fibs
  • Alternative facts, post-truth, fake news, double-speak and misrepresentation
  • Ethics and honesty, withholding information and economising with the 'truth'
  • Veridical evidence, witnessing, perjury, oaths and testimony, lying and the law

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