Are smartphones more dangerous than nuclear weapons? Should we uninvent the Internet? The comedian
Are smartphones more dangerous than nuclear weapons? Should we uninvent the Internet? The comedian and columnist joins us with witty reflections upon our dumbfounding post-truth age.
Lying is probably as old as human language itself – an inevitable consequence of humanity’s greatest superpower. And comedian, Observer columnist and Peep Show star David Mitchell lies quite often (mostly about whether he is free to come to social events). But even he never expected to live in the post-truth age.
In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Hannah MacInnes, he joins us to rail against the democratisation of truth. From Trump’s White House to the fake news phenomenon, algorithm wielding websites to the downgrading of facts to opinions, he’ll explore the strangeness of the modern world with characteristic wit, warmth, originality and insight we’ve come to expect.
(Friday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm