Written by Will Vence Jr.
“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
― George Carlin
“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain
If you are interested in the themes and issues mentioned in this piece, you can learn more and take action by clicking on the links below!
ARTICLE: Why Are Conspiracy Theories So Appealing? (Psychology Today)
ARTICLE: The enduring appeal of conspiracies and what (if anything) can be done about it (Alliance for Science)
ARTICLE: How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online
They say that there’s one truth, the one that is truly the most true and real. In 2020, the truest truth is obscured by fake truth, lies, and a system of media that blockades the actual truth from being shared. In Conspiratio, we desperately try to trust ourselves and dig through the fake truths, secrets, and lies to reach the truest truth: the one that’s truly, without a doubt, true.
Conspiratio is a new work from Will Vence Jr. inspired by two articles centering around the recent uprising of QAnon and the spreading of their conspiracy theories. You can read them by clicking here and here.
This piece was selected as part of the first season of Informed and Entertained, produced and developed by
Agent Folger Daniel Jones
Agent Spiney Shaun Morgan
Director Kelly Fleming
Dramaturg Brittney Anderson
Director of Photography Daniel Jones
Originally released December 7th, 2020