If a Tree Falls in China — Watching the Future of the Propaganda State

Michael Cervieri
Jul 30, 2019 · 4 min read
Detail, Fables and Fairy Tales by Filip Zrnsević.

One of the earliest ponderables we’re asked to consider concerns issues of observation and perception. Does a tree falling in the woods make a sound when no one’s around?

A 21st century media variant runs like so: If an event takes place and no one shares it, did it really take place at all?