IS SEEING BELIEVING? HOW MOVING IMAGES HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLDVIEW
Gilad Stern, management consultant and lecturer, School of Management Studies, UCT
The advent of television and then the Internet has meant that in the past sixty years people have increasingly learned about their world through moving images on a screen. Personalities and places are known more intimately than all previous humans could have ever imagined. These two lectures, both illustrated with movie and sound clips, ask the questions: How much of what we see and hear is real? Or accurate? The first lecture looks at dramatic international events and trends over the past half century. The second looks at South Africa, pre- and post-apartheid, and how media has grappled with the transition.
1.The world: from President Kennedy to President Underwood
2. South Africa: black and white, or full colour?