Großartige Arbeit von Medienkünstler Bill Posters (Mitgründer des bekannten Brandalism-Kollektivs), der für seine Installation SPECTRE eine ganze Reihe von Deepfakes produziert hat. Mark Zuckerberg erzählt nun auf Instagram, wie er das Datensammeln von SPECTRE gelernt hat (anscheinend in Anlehnung an die Villain-Orga von Blofeld aus James Bond) und Kim Kardashian erzählt freimütig, wie geil sie es findet, Leute im Netz für Geld zu manipulieren.
Fake-Zuck sez: „Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures. I owe it all to Spectre. Spectre showed me that whoever controls the data, controls the future.“
Fake Kardashian sez: „When there’s so many haters I really don’t care because their data has made me rich beyond my wildest dreams my decision. To believe in SPECTRE literally gave me my ratings and my fan base. I feel really blessed because I genuinely love the process of manipulating people online for money.“
Facebook/Instagram sah sich zu einem Statement gezwungen: „According to a spokesperson, Facebook will not be removing the video, following the same policy applied to a distorted, viral video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi only a few weeks ago. ‘We will treat this content the same way we treat all misinformation on Instagram’, a spokesperson told The Verge. ‘If third-party fact-checkers mark it as false, we will filter it from Instagram’s recommendation surfaces like Explore and hashtag pages.’“
Spectre, a new art installation by Bill Posters and Daniel Howe, is poised to reveal the secrets of the Digital Influence Industry, but only if you are willing, as the artists say, to ‘pray at the altar of Dataism with the Gods of Silicon Valley’. […]
Spectre interrogates and reveals many of the common tactics and methods that are used by corporate or political actors to influence people’s behaviours and decision making. This runs through all aspects of the project, from our social media strategy featuring celebrity ‘Influencers’; to the A/B testing processes used in development; to the ‘personalised’ features integral to the gaming industry; to the technologies, algorithms and behavioural profiling used throughout Spectre’s system. In response to the recent global scandals concerning data, democracy, privacy and digital surveillance, we wanted to tear open the ‘black box’ of the digital influence industry and reveal to others what it is really like.
As part of Spectre, Bill Posters and Daniel Howe have collaborated with leading AI technology start-ups including CannyAI, Respeecher and Reflect, to create a range of AI-generated ‘deep fake’ celebrities – including dead and living artists – that push the fields of generative art and digital storytelling to new heights.