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Math journal accepts computer-generated nonsense paper - Boing Boing
"This is a nice follow-on from the Sokal hoax, wherein a humanities journal was tricked into accepting a nonsense paper on postmodernism. Goes to show that an inability to distinguish nonsense from scholarship exists in both of the two cultures."
hoax  mathematics  two-cultures 
october 2012 by tsuomela
How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit - Yoni Appelbaum - National - The Atlantic
"Each tale was carefully fabricated by undergraduates at George Mason University who were enrolled in T. Mills Kelly's course, Lying About the Past. Their escapades not only went unpunished, they were actually encouraged by their professor. Four years ago, students created a Wikipedia page detailing the exploits of Edward Owens, successfully fooling Wikipedia's community of editors. This year, though, one group of students made the mistake of launching their hoax on Reddit. What they learned in the process provides a valuable lesson for anyone who turns to the Internet for information. " Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/how-the-professor-who-fooled-wikipedia-got-caught-by-reddit/257134
online  truth  trust  wikipedia  learning  history  hoax  community 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Home page - Science of Scams
We have released 7 hoax videos which appear to demonstrate paranormal phenomena. In fact they're all based upon real scientific principles. Over the past few months this hoax footage has been posted all over the internet in an attempt to find out if people would either accept it as genuine or question it in an attempt to discover the real truth.
brown  derren  magic  skepticism  hoax  psychology  scams  critical-thinking 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Infocult: Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Through the Spectobarathrum
Which then returns us to the modern questions of digital images, edited representation, and how one assesses the quality of information presented via digital networks.
digital  media  hoax  image  flickr  19c  fairies  fantasy 
june 2007 by tsuomela
Lucy Pringle's Website : Welcome....
Welcome to Lucy Pringle's crop circle homepage. Within this web site you will find details on current research projects, information on crop circle related merchandise available, and a gallery of Lucy's award winning Crop Circle Photographs.
culture  cropcircles  environment  alien  sf  hoax 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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