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Upfront Theatre

1208 Bay St., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-733-8855

Website:
www.theupfront.com

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Think & Drink: Online Lies & Misinformation

Talks/Lectures

Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas. Event is free and open to the public - registration is required. Hosted by Humanities Washington. Misinformation and conspiracy theories have always been part of human culture, but now they travel at fiber-optic speed, allowing like-minded theorists to connect more easily than ever. The result is the creation of staggeringly large online conspiracy networks and self-reinforcing ideas. Further, the speed, reach, and fracturing brought about by the digital age has allowed cynical opportunists to thrive. Hostile foreign powers like Russia now use misinformation and conspiracies to attempt to sway American elections and sow discord. Are conspiracy theories the new normal in American discourse? Why are lies so compelling, and why and how do they spread so quickly? What are the ways disinformation can be used as a political weapon, and how might our democracy be affected? How do we curb disinformation while balancing free speech? Join us for a conversation with experts at the front lines of the information wars: data science professor at the University of Washington, Jevin West; psychology professor at Western Washington University, Ira Hyman, and political science professor at Seattle Pacific University, Katya Drozdova. Moderated by Western Washington University professor, Johann Neem.

Information:

• Wed 4/24/19 at - 7:00 PM

Stand Up Comedy

Stand Up Comedy

New and experienced comedians take turns making you laugh in this once a month comedy event. This is a monthly event, always on the first Thursday of each month. Interested in performing? Contact upfrontstandup@gmail.com.

Information:

• Thu 5/2/19 at 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
• Thu 6/6/19 at 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
• Thu 7/4/19 at 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
• Thu 8/1/19 at 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM