Utilizing open participatory platforms and advanced audio-visual techniques, VirtualPolitik starts new political dialogues. By inviting the public to contribute to production of deepfake videos, we aim to generate inclusive and positive messages.
Critially, media technologies based artificial intelligence (AI) are mostly owned and utilized by large corporations. With rapid development of deepfake videos, the public is increasingly concerned by fake porns and fake news. Beyond challenges of detecting and regulating doctored videos, we investigate how we can utilize these technologies for positive changes.
VirtualPolitik bring this technology to the public in order to co-create deepfake videos. By writing and producing an alternative political speech together, we envision and explore a inclusive future together.
Montage video featuring Kurz (Austria), Lukashenko (Belarus), Putin (Russia), Kaczyński (Poland), and others
Imagining alternative ways of communicating between the public and the political class.
Using an open platform and a public space to generate a feedback loop.
Global climate change has become so visible that it is difficult to stay away from these processes as if they were happening elsewhere or with someone else.
"I'm Standing Here" is a certain optics of the viewer as an accomplice to the processes of global climate change, which are modeled using artificial intelligence algorithms and mixed with Deep fakes of politicians, who are endowed with eco-activist rhetoric.