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01/30/2018 | 18:00 EST | Embassy of Canada

Transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture with Megan Boler

The 10th anniversary edition of the transmediale Marshall McLuhan lecture will be delivered by Megan Boler, Professor at the Department of Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. As a highly interdisciplinary scholar, Boler has focused on the social implications of technology, including the relations between media, democracy, and education. In Truth as Event: The Affective Politics of Belief, Boler will talk about her latest research into how we entered into the so called “post-truth” era, in which "emotions matter more than facts in determining belief." The lecture asks how we arrived here and what role media and spectatorship—particularly in social media—might play in constituting and producing the emotions that underlie belief, and, in turn, constitute "truth." The talk is followed by a conversation with Faisal Devji, a historian whose work has dealt with ethics and violence in a globalized world.

30 January 2018, 18:30, Doors 18:00

The transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture is a cooperation between transmediale and the Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

The event is in English; entry is free with registration. (please present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security), doors open 18:00

Embassy of Canada,

Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin 

Online registration

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