Potemkin Protocol theme:

“Everything is up for grabs when it comes to what is “real” lately.

Avatars Squared: Digital and Real Life between Fake Videos and Face Recognition

Avatars Squared is my label for one corner of the Potemkin Protocol theme.

The need to record, recognize and reproduce images of human faces with masks predates photographic and video technology. There were two kinds: “theater masks” and “death masks”. These masks were the technological ancestors of today’s Deep Fakes and Facial Recognition technologies. …

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