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This Sydney Research Excellence Initiative examines fake news, alternative facts, lies, bullshit, and propaganda, with the aim to understand them, and to advise on how the truth might survive in this climate.





Growing food in the post-truth era

03 July, 2017


The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades. Having constructed food scarcity as a justification for a second Green Revolution, Big Agriculture now employs its unethical marketing tactics to selling farmers “climate-smart” agriculture in the form of soils, seeds and chemicals.

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8 Event(s) Found

Kenan Malik – Post Truth Era

August 8, 2017 7:00 pm-9:00 pm


York Theatre

Pull back the political curtain with Kenan Malik as he examines the failure of multiculturalism, the rise of ‘post-truth’ and…

Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Conspiracy theories, delusions and other ‘troublesome’ beliefs”

August 10, 2017 8:45 am-August 11, 2017 5:00 pm


Macquarie University

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Belief Formation Program, based at the Department of Cognitive…

Academics and post-truth: causes, consequences and culpability

August 10, 2017 10:00 am-11:30 am

Seminar, upcoming

Rogers Room N397

Prof. Colin Wight – Aug 10 Key aspects of the Post Truth era are a privileging of emotions over logic…


3 Event(s) Found

On the origins of environmental bullshit

June 8, 2017 10:00 am-11:30 am

past, Seminar

Rogers Room N397

On the origins of environmental bullshit: The producers and beneficiaries of post-truth in the environmental arena This seminar lays out…

Re-Thinking Expertise: The Role of Experts in a Democracy

May 25, 2017 10:00 am-11:30 am

past, Seminar

Rogers Room N397

This seminar reconsiders the modern history of expertise, its contested meanings, its changing political functions, all to ask: what exactly…

A Cybernetic Perspective on the Post-Truth Environment

May 11, 2017 10:00 am-11:30 am

past, Seminar

Rogers Room N397

Dr Murray will cover some of the key concepts of cybernetics in the belief that a cybernetic view of how the…