Images as mediums for (mis)information
In the age of (mis)information, trust is a big issue. Despite all the uncertainty, we still trust some images as mediums for knowing and communicating. The ERC-funded VISUALTRUST project will explore how visual trust is formed, conveyed, and assessed. This multi-disciplinary, comparative, and innovative study will develop a general theory of (mis)trust in images in today’s world. It will investigate the relationships established by people from different socio-cultural backgrounds with social images (documentary and photojournalism, as well as websites of ‘real’ and ‘fake’ news) and religious images and scientific images. Fieldwork will be carried out in different contexts (internet, worship centres, museums) in Europe, India, and the Caribbean.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant