Thursday, June 2, 2016

Feed Your Curiosity Video #2: The Magic of Truth, and Lies (and IPODS)

The next video I bring you in order to feed your curiosity is one about the power of Deception.

As we continue our dystopian book studies, I'm sure many of you have discovered some instances of deception: people in power deceiving, hiding the truth from those that rely on them.  Sometimes, it's done for the better of society.  Sometimes it's done for greed.  Sometimes it's just hard to tell.  Either way, considering how truth, lies, or deception factors into our novels brings up an interesting question:  Is it ever ok to lie?

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Our TED Talk today is brought to you by Marco Tempest.  Marco is a techno-magician, meaning that he combines slight of hand (magic) and technology to bring his audience the ultimate illusion.  His talk today is a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.

Check out the Talk Here at this Link

As you watch consider these points in general and how they relate to your dystopian novel.
- What is real?
-What are the differences between truth and lies?
-Is it possible (or good) to be totally honest all the time?
-Is it ever ok to lie?
-What is the power of deception?
-How does propaganda fit in?
-Do we deceive ourselves sometimes?
-If you're happy with the lie you're being told, is the lie wrong?
-Is it better to always know the truth?
-Is censorship lying?
-Why do leaders sometimes lie?  

Use these questions to have a great "feeding day" discussion about the greater subject of Deception.  Feed you belly with the snacks your group brought in while you also feed your curiosity!

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Let's talk Truth vs Lies

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