The End of Truth

The End of Truth


Nov 28, 2020 | 6pm

In the wake of the 2020 General Election conversations surrounding disinformation, media, and living in a post-truth era are continuing to dominate headlines. What is the path back to a public that believes facts and has faith in professional media?
Join Craig Silverman, Media Editor of Buzzfeed News, and David Carroll, Professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design at The New School, as they discuss the role of disinformation in our present-day era of post-truth. Michael Kamber, BDC Founder/Executive Director, and co-curator of "The End of Truth" exhibition will moderate the online discussion. Learn more about the exhibition here.
The event will be live-streamed here.


DAVID CARROLL is an associate professor of media design and former Director of the MFA Design and Technology graduate program at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design at The New School. He is known for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica and related companies in the UK courts to recapture his 2016 voter profile using European data protection law. Featured in The Great Hack (2019) on Netflix, his data quest has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, Motherboard, The Boston Review, Slate, Mother Jones, and the international press more widely. Formerly CEO of a failed tech startup backed by Hearst and incubated at NYC Media Lab and NY Media Center by IFP, Glossy visually organized digital archives using machine learning and social content recommendation engines. This experience deep in industry helped form the basis of his research, legal efforts, and public engagement on data rights. His earlier scholarship on mobile media funded by research grants included support from Pearson Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Nokia Research Centers. 

CRAIG SILVERMAN is a Canadian journalist and the media editor of BuzzFeed, and the former head of BuzzFeed's Canadian division. Known as an expert in "fake news", he founded the "Regret the Error" blog in 2004, covering fact-checking and media inaccuracy, and authored a 2009 book of the same name, which won the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club. In 2011 he joined the Poynter Institute for Media Studies as an adjunct faculty member. He also founded the hoax and rumor tracking website Emergent and co-authored a biography of Michael Calce, the hacker known as MafiaBoy. He received a 2013 Mirror Award for Best Commentary, Digital Media. Born in Nova Scotia, Silverman is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal (Bachelor of Arts in journalism) and moved to Toronto to join BuzzFeed.

MICHAEL KAMBER has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked for The New York Times, covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, and other countries. He was the first person in New York Times' history to routinely file photos, videos and written articles to the paper. His photographs have also been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. In 2011, Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive social change through photography and film. Kamber is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year, and is a member of The New York Times team that won a 2003 Overseas Press Club award. The New York Times twice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize.