Aaron Brethorst

Round peg in a square hole, rabid generalist.

Propagandizing Propaganda

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My friend Rob forwarded me a link to an interview on AIGA about Aleksandar Macasev’s Joseph Goebbels Project:

I am not trying to [create a hero out Goebbels by elevating Goebbels as an icon of information and disinformation], but part of the point is that I can create a heroic icon out of a villain, by using the power of an iconic advertising image…To paraphrase Goebbels, “A message repeated a thousand times becomes the truth.” Which means that everything and nothing is truth. Ergo–there is no truth.

This strikes me as more than a little creepy, but it’s an interesting take on the power of media and disinformation in modern society.

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