MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting October 11, the Montréal
Science Centre is inviting all sceptics to its latest production: Truth or Lie? The Exhibition. This participatory experience casts a critical eye on the illusions that
can dupe us, the misinformation that we sometimes swallow, and an
apparent reality that is not always what it seems.
There are plenty of examples: a super-powerful energy drink, a rock with
healing powers, a mind-blowing magic trick, unidentified flying objects
(UFOs) or communication with the spirit world, to name a few. They seem
to be genuine, but are you really sure? There are lots of hoaxes out
there. Could there be some trick involved? Could that be possible? Does
it really work that way? Discover how critical thinking and science can
help unmask the misinformation and many illusions that surrounds us.
Truth or Lie? The Exhibition uses a simple approach: fool the visitors and then reveal the
manipulation, the trick or the con — in short, help them sort out
what's true and what isn't, through a series of surprises that will
trip up even the sharpest minds.
Truth or Lie? The Exhibition comprises more than forty entertaining, interactive activities that
raise plenty of questions. The activities are divided into three
Zone 1: Reality or Illusion?
A series of optical illusions that test the limits of perception.
Magic acts, or rather magic tricks ... because there is always a trick
Fake or genuine? Can you spot the real Barbie doll, Nike shoe, bank note
or identity card?
"Walk on the ceiling" in a topsy-turvy setting.
Zone 2: Science or Pseudoscience?
Interested in levitation? Become a yogi for a day.
Predict your friend's future. It's easy with the right tools.
Everyone has a lucky number, but does it really work?
Is winning the lottery simply a matter of luck?
Zone 3: Information or Manipulation?
The manipulation of information, conspiracy theories, ulterior motives.
So many ways to be fooled!
Create your own sensational news item or use scientific jargon to invent
a new product with remarkable properties.
Speaking of misinformation, have you ever played broken telephone?
Truth or Lie? The Exhibition is also a highly participatory experience where visitors actually
contribute to the content of the exhibition by telling unusual stories
or creating hoaxes with CryptoZoo, an online game related to the exhibition. Sceptics will be able to
test their critical thinking and use science and the exhibition tools
to sort out true from false and obtain a clearer picture of the
Truth or Lie? The Exhibition
At the Montréal Science Centre from October 11, 2013
For additional information, visit www.montrealsciencecentre.com
About the Montréal Science Centre
With more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre is
a complex dedicated to science and technology. It features an
interactive approach that is accessible to all and showcases local
innovation and know-how. The Montréal Science Centre is owned and
operated by Canada Lands Company, a self-financing Crown corporation
that optimizes the financial and community value obtained from former
The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its presenting partners,
TELUS and Hydro-Québec.
SOURCE: Montreal Science Centre
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