Fake News - War of the Worlds - Three Fourteen
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Fake News – War of the Worlds

About This Project

The 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds was meant as radio entertainment, but many throughout the country thought it was a real news story. For this Culture Jamming project, I mixed audio from the original War of the Worlds broadcast along with real news stories on UFO’s, a clip from internet hacking and culture jamming group Anonymous, and an alien parody clip. This mix was created in order to emphasize the current uncertainty felt by much of the nation as to the level of truthfulness reported by news networks. In 1938, even fiction was assumed to be fact when presented as news, whereas today, even facts are often construed as fiction or “fake news”.

Culture Jamming, Multimedia Video