While deepfakes are often seen as a threat to our political systems, 96% of all existing deepfakes online are actually porn. In this online dossier, we’ll dive into the world of deepfakes with a feminist perspective on deepfake porn; a tracing of the historical entanglements between porn and technology; a speculative visual exploration on deepfakes in our near-future; our favourite deepfake videos, must-read articles and podcasts; and all the tools you need to detect the latest deepfake. Also, what did we learn during our event The Hmm ON deepfakes?
In this dossier we’re exploring how the role of the internet has changed in this time of self-isolation. It includes a privacy expert’s view on how the coronavirus could raise surveillance, a reflection of the changed working life for artists and cultural workers, our research to platforms for online cultural events, a collection of quarantine must-haves from AliExpress, memes sent by parents, must see TikToks and a Corona Cribs quiz!
Until 2020, we organized 5-minute events to signal new developments in the internet culture field, and we used online editorial content to dive deeper into important developments. We daily scroll through a lot of images. Monthly image editors have selected a number of must see images from this visual overload throughout 2018 and 2019. In 2019, we’ve invited 7 writers to elaborate on urgent topics via commissioned essays. The topics range from the impact of the new copyright law for artists to the explosive growth of TikTok. All the editorial content that we published before 2020 is collected in this archive dossier.