EMC 2140 Lecture 1 Things I Believe

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EMC 2140 Lecture 1 Things I Believe

  1. 1. 1 2How do I know this? It was in the newspaper. Sir John Herschel was one of the most prominent and influential scientists and astronomers of his day. He is credited with discovering the many moons of Saturn, And helped invent the photographic process. 3 4In 1833, he moved to South Africa to continue his astronomical studies. In August of 1835, 5 6
  2. 2. There he found vast green forests, inland seas, lilac hued quartz pyramids, Vespertilio-Homoherds of bison, blue unicorns, spherical, rolling amphibious creatures, firewielding and hut building biped beavers, and most astonishingly ! 7 8The man Great and Telling Tales from HistoryHow do I know this? It was in the newspaper. 9 10 In 1938, radio listeners were horrified as they listened to news broadcasts detailing strange explosions on the surface of Mars, followed by numerous and unnaturally smooth meteors crashing to Earth. ne such meteor that landed in Grover s Mill, New Jersey, emerged a tri-pedal war machine ! 11 12
  3. 3. !that marched on and decimated New York City. In reality, it was the weekly CBS broadcast of The Mercury Theater on the Air,I know this is true. It was on the radio. a program directed by the Broadway legend Orson Welles, for which he adapted classics of literature. 13 14On Halloween Eve in 1938, he presented an adaptation of H.G. Wells Even through the hour-long program was introduced as fiction and describedperennial classic, The War of the Worlds. He told the familiar story of earth as fiction during the half-hour break, even though the events, from theinvaded by Martians as a series of fake news broadcasts, periodically supposed launch of space craft from Mars to the destruction of NYC allinterrupting short programs of music. occurred in less than 30 minutes, and even though the last half hour was a traditional narrative acted out for the microphone, enough listeners were convinced to create the legend of a panic. This might partially be explained by 15 16 It was on the television news.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUBisKB5l98 17 18
  4. 4. Panorama was Britain premier, flagship news program with a viewer ship of over 10 million. Richard Dimbleby was the shows highly respected and trusted anchor, the Walter Cronkite of Britain. His presentation of Southern Switzerland s bumper spaghetti crop on April 1, 1957 is thought to be the first April Fool gag on broadcast television. Enough listeners wrote in to ask how to grow their own spaghetti that the BBC prepared a standard response: Place a ! 19 20http://youtu.be/hH5k-D8y9YM 21 22In 1995, video entrepreneur Ray Santilli revealed 17 minutes of grainy, silent Warning - the footage is a bit gruesome.black and white film of what was reputed to be documentary footage of the http://youtu.be/QzmmlaZ9b9Iautopsy of an alien body in New Mexico in 1947. Fox Television used thefootage as the basis of a highly successful television program, Alien Autopsy - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5830866813023883728Fact or Fiction, and Santilli made a small fortune in video sales and licensingof the footage. 23 24
  5. 5. Even though it has been proven and admitted a hoax, there are still those that THE-ROSWELL-ALIEN-AUTOPSY--4-5.movbelieve that the footage represents an accurate re-enactment of footage that http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7039109606537272722has yet to be released. 25 26THE-ROSWELL-ALIEN-AUTOPSY--5-5.mov Alien-Autopsy.movhttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7039109606537272722 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7039109606537272722 27 28 29 30
  6. 6. 31 324 months 4 months 33 34 35 36
  7. 7. On June 25, 2009, the day that both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died,media outlets, including Today New Zealand reported that actor Jeff Goldblumhad died in an accident while filming in New Zealand. 37 38The origin of the story - Twitter. 39 40 41 42
  8. 8. Wikisecrets. Julian Assange and intelligence analyst Hacktivists. Sony Pictures. CIA website. Cyber TerrorismBradley Manning Group 43 44Tupac-Shakur-Alive--Will-Smith-Dead--Internet-Rumor- Lulzsec-Final-Message.movMill-Chu.mov 45 46 47 48
  9. 9. Video: Phoenix Letterman Video: I-m-Still-Here-Trailer-2010-HD.movhttp://youtu.be/L2ZXUG1kKlw 49 50http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEI4LUqhfn8 51 52 53 54
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  12. 12. 67 68Vigilant consumer. 69

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