daniel c. howe
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CONVERSATION: ‘DeepFakery’, a new web-series with Steph Lepp, Sam Gregory and Bill Posters [VIDEO] – News/Events

CONVERSATION: ‘DeepFakery’, a new web-series with Steph Lepp, Sam Gregory and Bill Posters [VIDEO]

August 29, 2020 - Homepage

Very honoured to take part in the first episode of DEEPFAKERY: satire, human rights, art, and journalism in a time of infodemics, together with Stephanie Lepp, Sam Gregory, Bill Posters, and Kat Cizek, supported by Witness and MIT’s Co-Creation Studio.  DEEPFAKERY is an important new web series exploring the potentials and perils of deepfake technology for documentary, journalism and art.

Check out the VIDEO of our live-streamed panel above, and the schedule for future episodes of this excellent series.

‘Throughout the series, DeepFakery will explore the boundaries and importance of satire as the tech becomes available for political commentators and activists. We will situate deep fakes within a larger spectrum of  media manipulations, now called shallow fakes. We’ll do a deep dive into an incredible documentary project that is the first to the use deep fakes “for good” – to protect the identities of vulnerable subjects. And we’ll also dive into deep fakes that are meant to discredit. Our conversations will feature some of the brightest technologists, artists, activists, journalists and scholars from around the world.’


Faking the powerful
Thursday, August 27th, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Daniel Howe and Bill Posters (Spectre) and Stephanie Lepp (Deep Reckonings) in conversation with Sam Gregory (WITNESS)

Not funny anymore: Deepfakes, manipulated media, and mis/disinformation
Thursday, September 3rd, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Jane Lytvynenko (Buzzfeed News), Karen Hao (MIT Tech Review) in conversation with Corin Faife (WITNESS)

Using AI-generated Face Doubles in Documentary: Welcome to Chechnya
Tuesday, September 8th, 12:00-1:30 pm
David France (Welcome to Chechnya) in conversation with Kat Cizek (Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab)

Boundary lines? Deepfakes weaponized against journalists and activists
Thursday, September 17th, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Samantha Cole (Vice), in conversation with Assia Boundaoui (Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab)

Manipulating memories: Archives, history and deepfakes
Thursday, September 24th, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund (In Event of Moon Disaster), James Coupe (Thoughtworks Synthetic Media Resident 2020), Yvonne Ng (WITNESS) in conversation with William Uricchio (MIT)

Still funny?: Satire, deepfakes, and human rights globally
Thursday, October 1st, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Julie Owono (Internet Sans Frontieres) and Evelyn Aswad (University of Oklahoma) in conversation with Sam Gregory (WITNESS)