Demo Hour

DEMO HOUR: Let's Fake News

Issue: XXV.5 September-October 2018
Page: 10
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Léon McCarthy

Let's Fake News is a multimedia installation for galleries designed to challenge assumptions about fake news: who writes it, why they do so, and how it is consumed. At TEI 2018, a foreign-language news cycle was projected in the foyer; while seemingly innocuous, on closer inspection visitors noticed the stories were fake. Visitors were then encouraged to use our Web service to create fake-news stories of their own, with each soon to appear on screen. Their text, our AI-aggregated imagery, and the sampled TV report were composited to appear as convincing as possible. The creation and consumption of fake news was never so much fun!

McCarthy, L. "Let's Fake News." Proc. of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, New York, 2018, 622–625;

Léon McCarthy, University of Limerick
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ins05.gif Visitors submit stories and then watch the ensuing news feed.
ins06.gif The author, Léon McCarthy, with his Let's Fake News installation.