In the event of an information literacy disaster…

In mid-July of 1969, William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, delivered prepared remarks and instructions (In Event of Mood Disaster) to be used in case the Apollo 11 mission failed. In mid-July of 2020, the folks at MIT’s Center for Virtual Reality delivered an intriguing “deep fake” video of Richard Nixon delivering those remarks written fifty one years ago. Take a look…

The installation version of “In Event of Moon Disaster” premiered on Nov. 22 at the International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) as part of the IDFA DocLab program.

If you’re teaching information literacy this fall, I can’t think of why this project wouldn’t make it on your short list for inclusion in your curriculum.

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