During the INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING and ART course created by Silvia Barbotto Forzano students reflected on the generation of images and self-portrait, through a laboratory of Semiotica Applicata ed Implicata. Questioning the self-referentiality and the relationship with photographic equipment, and studying some reference artists / authors, students have created a series (partly presented in class) entitled […]
The use of AI technology for lip sync gives fascinating tools for video editing. It can be used in multiple ways according to professor Maneesh Agrawala. The world today is widely familiar with negative effects of deep fakes when videos of politicians or celebrities express something they never said. However the technology can be used […]
“This person does not exist” is a project allowing user to generate photos of people who never existed. NVIDIA and Tero Karras designed the AI with a capability of creating very realistic images of human faces. AI allows users to create the photos of the people who never even existed. One can use the tools […]
Digital artist Benji is mixing celebrities faces and creating people who do not exist. Usually, he takes images of two famous people and digitally merges them into one. Each of them looks like a real person. The author says that he likes to mess with people’s heads and see their reactions. Image source Benji Instagram
3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animating them in a natural way can be a tough one.
Alice Wong, a disability activist, and Riva Lehrer, a visual artist and writer, discuss the role of mask and identity.
Rafael Fonseca is an artist and his specialty is hyperrealism using airbrush tools. He converts his works into audiovisual products and shares them on Social Media.
Peruvian artist Georgette Luque created digital portraits of Mariano Melgar and María Santos Corrales. They both are important figures of the Independence of Peru movement.
One of the highest semiotic costs of the pandemic is the use of the mask. It leads to the temporary loss of part of our face and individual identity in communication with others. The French sociologist opens up about how COVID-19 puts “the seduction society” on hold.
Facial recognition techniques make it possible to trace the faces of police officers, even if hidden in riot gear. Thus activists overturn the perspective of surveillance: they have not eliminated power, but they have made it democratic.