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Author Fallon, Kris, 1976- author.

Title Where truth lies : digital culture and documentary media after 9/11 / Kris Fallon.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer n rdamedia
online resource nc rdacarrier
text file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Seeing in the dark -- "We see what we want to believe" : archival logic and database aesthetics in the war films of Errol Morris -- Networked audiences : and brave new films -- "States of exception" : the paradox of virtual documentary representation -- Technology, transparency and the digital presidency -- Post-truth politics : conspiracy media and the specter of "fake news".
Summary "This boldly original book traces the evolution of documentary film and photography as they migrated onto digital platforms during the first decades of the twenty-first century. Kris Fallon brings together the emergence of several key media forms--social networking and crowdsourcing, video games and virtual environments, big data and data visualization--and demonstrates the formative influence of political conflict and the documentary film tradition on their evolution and cultural integration. Fallon argues that the ideological rifts of the period inspired the adoption and adaptation of newly available technologies toward social mobilization and political action, a role played for much of the last century by independent documentary film. By focusing on particular moments of political rupture where prior forms of representation and persuasion were discarded or discredited, Fallon asserts that "truth" now lies in a new set of media forms and discursive practices, standards that implicitly shape the documentation of everything from widespread cultural spectacles like wars and presidential elections to more invisible or isolated phenomena like the Abu Ghraib torture scandal or the "fake news" debates of 2016. Positioning documentary film and digital media side by side in the political sphere, this work deeply engages with both contemporary and historical precedents"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Language English.
Subject Digital media -- Political aspects -- United States -- 21st century.
Documentary mass media -- United States -- 21st century.
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States -- 21st century.
Online social networks -- Political aspects -- 21st century.
Médias numériques -- Aspect politique -- États-Unis -- 21e siècle.
Médias documentaires -- États-Unis -- 21e siècle.
Médias -- Objectivité -- États-Unis -- 21e siècle.
Réseaux sociaux (Internet) -- Aspect politique -- 21e siècle.
Films, cinema.
Media studies.
Politics & government.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Documentary.
Digital media -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01983619
Documentary mass media. (OCoLC)fst00896092
Mass media -- Objectivity. (OCoLC)fst01011271
Online social networks -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01983801
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780520300934
ISBN 9780520972117 (ebook)
9780520300934 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.80. doi

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