The post-factual documentary film Unknown Unknowns explains the current cultural conditions of the post-truth era, a time where the distinction between fact and fiction becomes increasingly blurred.
We are currently living in a time where astonishing technological advances have brought enormous benefits and convenience into humanity. However, the emergence of new forms of Artificial Intelligence generated media, such as Deepfakes, is forcing humanity to redefine some of their historical beliefs.
These revolutionary advances are characterized by producing lifelike representations of reality. They are redefining the traditional standards of truth or reality and makes one question if our widely accepted media formats are reliable sources of current events.
In a time where the distinction between fact and fiction becomes increasingly blurred, this project explores how design fiction can encourage critical discussions about current emerging technologies and their position in our current civilization.
Unknown Unknowns explains the current cultural conditions of the Post-truth era - an alternative overview about how during the last decades, a succession of events has led our world to its current version. Using a wide range of media sources, the documentary invites the viewer to question their own perception of the world.