Encyclopedia of Misinformation A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery
The Encyclopedia of Misinformation
A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery
By Rex Sorgatz
Illustrator Lorenzo Petrantoni
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2018
  • Price: $19.99
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2911-X
  • EAN: 9781419729119
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 50 2-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America
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The Encyclopedia of Fakery is a compendium of misinformation, deception, and self-delusion throughout history. The lens is wide—fakery is examined in the context of science and advertising, humor and law, sports and video games. Entries span eclectic topics: Artificial Intelligence, Auto-Tune, Chilean Sea Bass, Clickbait, Cognitive Dissonance, Cryptids, False Flag Operations, Gaslighting, Gerrymandering, Kayfabe, Laugh Tracks, Milli Vanilli, P.T. Barnum, Photoshopping, Potemkin Villages, Rachel Dolezal, Strategery, Truthiness, and the Uncanny Valley. From A to Z, this is the definitive guide to how we are tricked, and how we trick ourselves.

About the author

Rex Sorgatz is a writer, designer, and technologist based in New York City. His previous incarnations include being the editor of a paranormal magazine, an early blogger, a contributing editor at Wired, an executive producer at msnbc.com, the founder of several startups, and part of a team awarded a Pulitzer Prize. His digital media consulting agency has worked with SNL, BuzzFeed, The Week, IFC, NBC, MLS, Mediaite, Newsweek, Rookie Mag, and more. His reflections on the intersection of media, technology, and culture have appeared around the internet, including New York and Backchannel.