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Thoughtworks, Whitefield Bengaluru

Trust Me, It's a Forward! @ Misinfocon India

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Trust Me, It's a Forward! @ Misinfocon India
Trust Me, It's a Forward! @ Misinfocon India

Time & Location

13 May 2023, 3:00 pm IST – 14 May 2023, 6:00 pm IST

Thoughtworks, Whitefield Bengaluru, #601/602, 6th Floor, Brigade Nalapad, Brigade Metropolis, Garudachar Palya, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048, India

About the event

2 hours | English | Groups of 15 people

Join Trust me, it’s a Forward! at Misinfocon India 2023, a convening of technology, policy, media and design professionals to foster understanding and action around misinformation in India. Also catch Karen D'mello, director of Trust Me, It's a Forward on the Lightning Talk 'Games Against Misinformation' talking about combating misinformation with play and care.

See the full schedule at www.misinfoconindia.com

Trust me, it’s a Forward! is a game about trust in a post-truth world. The game is set in a fantastical world that is alive and bustling deep under a turbulent ocean hidden under layers of icy crust. Within this world, society factions face crises, choices, and impossible decisions. There can only be one loser.

The game turns the disembodied nature of digital messages into an interactive game experience. The game simulates behaviour that results from our interactions with information manufactured by large data systems that wield power and resources to bend facts and public opinion. Given our reconfigured ideas of trust and safety, how do we identify fact from fiction to make decisions that allow us to survive the game?

This experience is an inquiry into the changing nature of trust in a time when social media influences many of our decisions.

Team: Karen D’Mello - Director

Studio Oleomingus - Game Authors

Gaurav Singh Nijjer - Dramaturg

Ankita D’Souza - Poster & Publicity Design

Sandeep Krishna -  Initial Research and Ideation

Sathwik - Game Host

Anoop Unnikrishnan - Sound Design

Shradha Raj - Production Manager  Samyuktha Manogaran - Production Manager

Sunayana Premchander - Producer

Trust Me, it’s a Forward! is commissioned by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore under the aegis of the Goethe-Institut’s Kultursymposium Weimar 2023.

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