“it is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver” actions

Photo credit: Christy Bankston

Action No. 1: 6 February 2018

Formulated, in part, to respond to the recently published “A Field Guide to ‘Fake News’ and Other Information Disorders” by the Harvard Kennedy School and Public Data Lab (January 2018), this participatory-based work considers what a person’s world looks like if they only engage in average levels of media consumption from varying types of news sources.  This work is based on two sources:

  1. Press Gazette reported on 1 February 2018 that if someone in the UK is reading national press online, they average about 30 seconds worth of content per day, as opposed to print readers who average 40 minutes.
  2. All Generalizations are False has created a media bias chart that evaluates content in major publications looking at two continuums: its level of partisanship and its level of accuracy.

This work was first performed at ‘Performance Art Night’ which is an on-going series curated by Jennifer Free and hosted by Performance Art Houston and Experimental Action.