Dr. Peter Krapp, Professor of Film & Media Studies
The University of California, Irvine
Peter Krapp is Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also a member of the Departments of English and of Informatics. He is the author of two books – Deja Vu: Aberrations of Cultural Memory (2004 http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/da-c-ja-vu) and Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture (2011 http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/noise-channels), and editor of two volumes – Medium Cool (Duke University Press, 2002: SAQ 101:3), and Handbuch Sprache Kultur Kommunikation, Berlin: De Gruyter 2016. His research and teaching focus on digital culture and media history, secret communications and cultural memory, and the history & theory of gadgets, games and simulations.
What’s New About Fake News
What’s New About Fake News? The presentation will cull evidence from multiple countries to investigate whether specific aspects of digital culture give rise to a new era of “post-truth” in the public sphere.