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The Rumors of the World: Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet

Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas
Sternberg Press
Artists' Books
17 × 24 × 1.5 cm
240 pp

Edited by Omar Kholeif

Contributions by Nicholas Auray, Finn Brunton, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Henriette Huldisch, Omar Kholeif, Norman M. Klein, Eric Mangion, Laura U. Marks, Franck Leibovici, Sarah Perks, Jacques Rancière, Uzma Rizvi, Rasha Salti

This book traces the work and research of filmmakers and visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and their exploration through their work of online spam e-mails, specifically, advance-fee frauds and scam messages. The artists present material they have collected since 1999, focusing on the way that personal narratives are formed and articulated in a post-digital age. This work functions as a starting point for a broader discussion by leading scholars and thinkers on the nature of power and trust in the age of the Internet. Underlying this is an interrogation of faith: How has trust been recomposed by the Internet, and equally, how does the traditional practice of faith question the way that individuals relate to each other online?

Copublished with Villa Arson, Nice; HOME, Manchester; and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Design by Julia

September 2015, English

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w and colour

ISBN 978-3-95679-119-2

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