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Lead by Luanda Casella in a TED talk style lecture and performance, Short of Lying examines manipulation tactics used by communication and the media. Through spoken word, Casella demonstrates how misinformation spreads. Using entertainment to demystify ‘bullshit’, the performance teaches audiences to watch for lies created throughout neoliberal discourse. Beginning with the ’90s, Casella explains how we’ve come to understand the role of the media in present-day Western societies – and what its motives are. To Casella, there’s nothing to be gained, for those in charge, from telling the truth.