The Self Design Committee: How a face filter might or might not democratize self-design

In our image contribution, designer Noam Youngrak Son moves away from the selfie as an individual experience and explores the creation of a multiplicious identity.

Noam Youngrak Son inscribes myths for the underrepresented in various mediums, from books to performances to 3D printed sex toys. They are excited about the unexpectedness that a well-designed fiction can open up, and the critical political discussions that it may cultivate. They use their capability as a designer to visualize and materialize the setup for the technological & ecological bodies in their fiction to play roles in.

Introduction

How has the role of the internet changed in this time of self isolation?

When parents become meme-lovers

Hmm-friend Deborah Meibergen has been bombarded with Coronavirus-inspired memes by her parents. She shares her favorites.

Quiz: Corona Cribs

Over the past few weeks we got a glance into the homes of several TV stars. Guess which celebrity’s these cribs belong to.

Introduction

What is a deepfake? And do these videos really destabilise our democracies?

A future scenario for deepfakes: personalised synthetic advertising

An image contribution by Lenka Hamosova.

Lenka is a design researcher and lecturer based in Prague. In her critical design practice, she embraces fiction and speculative approach in tackling ethical issues of the latest technological advancements and envisions the future scenarios of AI-generated synthetic media, transparency of visual communication and visual perception in the post-truth era. She regularly writes and lectures on the frictions in visual culture, design and architecture, organizes workshops and participates in several educational programmes. From 2020 she’s teaching Speculative Design at MA Future Design, Prague College.