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How to Know What’s Really Happening
Francis McKee [see all titles]
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Francis McKee How to Know What’s Really Happening
Edited by Mai Abu ElDahab, Maha Maamoun, Ala Younis.

Graphic design: Julie Peeters.

Published with Kayfa ta and Mophradat.
published in November 2016
English edition
9,6 x 14,8 cm (softcover)
56 pages
ISBN: 978-3-95679-272-4
EAN: 9783956792724
out of print
 
In this post-truth era, how does one navigate the endless information available and choose a viable narrative of reality? In How to Know What's Really Happening Glasgow-based writer and curator Francis McKee looks at various techniques for determining verity, from those of spy agencies and whistle-blowers to mystics and scientists.
This book is part of the “Kayfa ta” series, a publishing initiative of artists Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis. Each book in the series is a monographic essay commissioned in the style of how-to manuals that situate themselves in the space between the technical and the reflective, the everyday and the speculative, the instructional and the intuitive, and the factual and the fictional.
Francis McKee is a research fellow at The Glasgow School of Art. His research interests include the exploration of open source theory as a potential economic model within the arts, the role of the archive in contemporary art, and modes of curatorial practice.