Joey Skaggs

 >> Making a Difference: Art & Media Activism

Lecture
MON, 9 May 2016
Faculty of Social Sciences - University of Ljubljana

Abandon any preconceived ideas about news media. Your mouth will drop open and your eyes will pop with disbelief as you see Skaggs in various disguises and personas repeatedly fooling the people whose job it is not to be fooled.
Using extensive video documentation, Skaggs reveals the stories behind his most provocative and successful work. In hilarious detail, he chronicles fifty years of manipulating the media to address such issues as cultural intolerance and racism; scientific cure-alls that exploit people’s weaknesses and vanities; inequities in the American judicial system; and the misuse of power and authority by government, big business, people with an agenda and the media itself.
As a committed and passionate advocate of media literacy, independent thinking, and creative activism, he always reveals the truth behind his hoaxes and explains his intent.
Skaggs teaches how to analyze and extract the underlying messages in the news; question authority in all its forms; not give up critical analysis for wishful thinking; look to more than one source for information; and not trust everything you read, see and hear.
The experience will profoundly change your own relationship to mass media.


  >>  Upcoming events

  • Crypto Design

    From 6 to 7 March 2018

    Workshop and series of lectures
    Curated by the Institute of Network Cultures (NL)

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    LECTURES
    TUE, 6 March 2018, Room 118

    10:00–10:15 - Introduction
    10:15–11:00 - Patricia de Vries: Masks and Camouflage as Artistic Cryptographic Strategies, lecture
    11:00–12:00 - Anthony van der Meer: A Guided Tour Through the Clear, Deep and Dark Web, interactive talk
    12:00–12:30 - Tim Brouwer: Cryptographic Collectibles: the Materiality of Cryptography, presentation
    12:30–13:00 - Wrap up and Q&A

    Lectures are open to general public. FREE ENTRANCE!

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    WORKSHOP
    Loes Bogers: Crypto Design Workshop

    TUE, 6 March 2018, 15:00–19:00
    WED, 7 March 2018, 15:00–20:00
    Room 311

    Workshop is limited to 16 participants. Free of charge.
    Subscription required. Participants will be selected based on a short motivational letter. Apply on the link below and tell us why you think you will benefit from the workshop.

    https://goo.gl/forms/ZaItci1j90kHFgFq2

    Deadline for submission: WED, 28 February 2018, 12 AM

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    ALUO - Department for Visual Communication
    Dolenjska 83, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia