The kernel for its careful reimagining of how to novelize an un-Churchillian "riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key" is a truthy
story about the apocryphal Ecuadoran poet Margara Saenz and the literary mischief surrounding her paper life.
They feel true and look true; they are truthy
, but not true.
Behind Comcast's truthy
ad campaign for net neutrality.
While Teatr.doc, which has been a reliably stalwart if tiny opposition force against the authoritarian regime of Vladimir Putin (another notorious piece there, BerlusPutin, analogized the Russian president's corruption to that of Italy's erstwhile "bunga bunga" playboy), has kept at its valiant mission of resistance in the face of eviction and state pressure; and while our own country has drifted considerably closer, both literally and dispositionally, to the autocratic Russian model, I think back on Light My Fire and wonder: Does theatre have a journalistic role to document, to bear witness, to stanch the bleeding of reality into fiction (and vice versa) that is one troubling hallmark of our "truthy
 constructed a "Truthy
" identification system for political rumors, which also uses symbols to detect political rumors in Twitter.
He writes, "Words do not fail us, we fail words" (Stein, 2000a) by employing them in ways that are inaccurately precise, inappropriately categorical, fallaciously objective, and as Stephen Colbert might have said, truthy
rather than truthful (Narvaez, 2010).
Keeping things truthy
is a big part of your mission, as expressed on that long-ago opening night: "Anyone can read the news TO you.
Lead investigator Filippo Menczer, a professor of information studies at Indiana University, has received nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation for the project, which he calls "Truthy
," after an old Stephen Colbert joke about dishonest politicians.
"It's meant to do what racist arguments do: scare people." Tablet's own Rachel Shukert mocked The Triple Package as "a slickly packaged treatise, which I'm sure has all kinds of truthy
anecdotal big-idea evidence but nonetheless still carries the eerie aura of a eugenics textbook from the early part of the 20th century on how some ethnic groupsChinese, the Nigerians, the Cubans, the Mormons, and wait for it the Jewsseem to find success more easily than others."
And Indiana University's research group Truthy
observed the use of this electoral weapon during the US congressional elections in 2010.
[15.] Ratkiewicz, J., Conover, M., Meiss, M., Goncalves, B., Patil, S., Flammini, A., & Menczer, F.: Truthy
: mapping the spread of astroturf in microblog streams.
," the project captures thousands of tweets per hour and searches for tweets associated with particular topics by looking for hashtags (the # symbol) embedded in the 140-characteror-less messages.