Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige/The Rumors of the World: Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet
This book traces the work and research of filmmakers and visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige into junk and spam e-mails, specifically advance fee frauds and scam messages. Here, the artists unfold material that they have collected since 1999, focusing on the way that personal narratives are formed and articulated in a post-digital age. This work funcitons as a jumping-off 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 recpomposed by the Internt, and equally how does the traditional practice of faith question the way that individuals relate to each other online.
The Rumors of the World: Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet, is edited by Omar Kholeif and published by Sternberg Press, in association with Villa Arson, Nice, France: HOME, Manchester, UK; and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA. The publication features contributions from the artists and Nicolas Auray, Finn Brunton, Norman M. Klein, Franck Leibovici, Éric Mangion, Laura U. Marks, Sarah Perks, Jacques Rancière, Uzma Z. Rizvi, and Rasha Salti.