JUNIOR SEMINAR: FAKES
2017/2018, Semester 1
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Tembusu College)
Modular Credits: UTC1102C ( 4 ) / GEM1902C ( 4 )
A very warm welcome to the module "Fakes"! :)
Please see syllabus for details on the module's scope, learning objectives, structure and assignments.
The syllabus can be found in the Files (Workbin) section. You will also get a printed copy of the syllabus at the first day of class.
Student-led weeks - schedule
We will populate this schedule together in the first few weeks of class:
Group 1, Tuesdays 9-10am and Fridays 8-10am
Week 6: Zon, Cheryl, Jing Shi
Break during recess week
Week 7: Hanching, Jonathan, Benetta
Week 8: Imran, Sharon, Jodi
Week 9: Qi En, Brian, Andre
Week 10: Abi, Shaoqian, Mantha
Group 2, Tuesdays 10-11am and Fridays 10am-12pm
Week 5: Mimicry in Animals (Lee hui, Jan, HuiYing)
Week 6: Fake news and misrepresentations in MSM (Junheng, Yan San, Xuan)
Week 7: Munchausen's Syndrome (Jaztina, Sonia, Rui Qi)
Week 8: Similarities and Congruences in Music (Pinhao, Aikpeng, Angela)
Week 9:Body languages and fake faces (Sean, Priya, Tavish)
Recommended movies and documentaries
Sour Grapes (2015) - trailer here:
Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around Rudy Kurniawan, a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.
Kumare (2011) - trailer here:
Documentary directed by Vikram Gandhi about the time he impersonated a wise Indian guru. Fake guru. Real truth.
The Imposter (2012) - trailer here:
Biography/mystery film that chronicles the tale of Frederic Bourdin, a con artist who seemingly tricked a Texas family into believing he was a relative who disappeared years earlier.
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) - trailer here:
Woodie Allen movie, romantic comedy about a stage magician brought in to expose a medium who claims she can perform real magic.
Catelijne's research on fakes
I have started to give some research talks related to Fakes in the past year:
Here's the abstract of a talk on fake meat I gave in Edinburgh not very long ago:
If you want to hear more about this let me know.
Here's a podcast of a talk on art forgery I gave last October:
The podcast and the slides of this talk are also included in the browsing archive under 'art forgery'