The Oxford English Dictionary named “post-truth” as the word of the year for 2016.
This fact alone should be frightening. But everywhere we look, fact and fiction are quickly becoming blurred to the extent that many people have simply stopped listening. When this happens, how do we communicate? How de we assess the choices that will have real and profound impacts on our world?
A collaboration between the CineGlobe Film Festival at CERN, THE Port Association, Impact Hub Geneva, and the FIFDH (Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights), the Post Fact Hack invites all those interested in evidence-based discourse to come together, the weekend of March 18/19, to brainstorm new ways to communicate in the post-truth world.
Participants will pitch their ideas on Saturday, assemble teams, and work together until Sunday evening. Then, on Wednesday, March 22, during a special evening at the CineGlobe Festival, teams will present their proposals. The winning team will receive a grant of 2000 CHF to conduct a pilot of their communication project.
Participation is free, meals are provided, and the presentation evening on March 22 will include an aperitif reception. If successful, this pilot session may lead to future events at Impact Hubs around the world.
Let’s stop complaining about the pitfalls of the post-truth world, and figure out new ways to make facts, science, and education matter.
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