Alexandra Juhasz & Craig Dietrich

The #100hardtruths-#fakenews Companion is a manifesto in 100 cells compiled from a “primer of digital media literacy” with the same name found online at: http://scalar.me/100hardtruths. Produced by Alexandra Juhasz during the first 100 days of the Trump administration and designed by Craig Dietrich, the website #100hardtruths-#fakenews and its new paper Companion are one citizen’s attempt to counter the purposeful confusion, lack of trust, and disorientation of the current administration’s relation to media, offering instead a steady, reasoned set of resources seeking clarity and justice. It is now being used as one tool for collective experiments in radical digital media literacy based in poetry writing. 

Let it hereby be resolved that I will work with poets in their local communities to adapt, transform, extend, translate and all-in-all make more usable my original ‘online digital media primer.’ That I will experiment with others in place-based, local, embodied poetry workshops that begin with the five alternatives above and my #100hardtruths-#fakenews primer as resources toward new forms of radical digital media literacy. That in so doing we will engage together in place-based, people-made, word-bound expressions of individuals’ and communities’ truths about social media, fake news, and post-truth outside of the indexical, evidentiary traditions that currently bind us and the technologies that are built upon, reinforce, and monetize such expression.”

See: Resolution toward radical digital media literacy in a post-truth era (11-20-17) at https://aljean.wordpress.com.

#100hardtruths-#fakenews Companion