Applied Social Engineering
· Week 07: Propaganda and Pseudo-events
· Overview: History of propaganda. Foreign, domestic, wartimes. Use of propaganda for social engineering. Mass media and propaganda. Pseudo-events. Celebrities.
· Homework: Watch at least one part of The Century of the Self and provide your opinion with academic argumentation in the context of the course so far. Social engineering has broader impacts on society. For this assignment, you should take such a perspective in contextualizing the lecture elements in present or future scenarios with implications to individuals, communities, and technologies.