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Big Dada

AI-synthesized video personas
Bill Posters & Daniel Howe

Single channel video (loop)
Duration: 03:04

Comprised of 6 ‘deep fake’ moving image works created as part of the ‘Spectre’ installation, the ‘Big Dada’ series was inserted into Instagram as a digital intervention in June 2019 and quickly went viral leading to global press coverage and unexpected – and contradictory – official responses from Facebook and Instagram concerning their policies regarding computational forms of propaganda on their platforms.

 

Press coverage: New York Times / Washington Post / BBC / Guardian / NY Post / Independent / Spiegel / Le Monde / La Republica / CNN / CNBC / ABC News / USA Today / Standaard / MIT Review / Artnet / Vice / Dazed / BBC Radio 4 / BBC World Service / Channel 4 News / Folha De S.Paulo / Frieze / Creative Review / Good Trouble Magazine / France24