Avatars in Zoom
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How can you be anyone in ZoomSpace? We will see how very recent (as of mid April) open-source code  allows doing live real-time deep-fake in Zoom and Facebook Live. Where does this put us on the axis in between the promised cybernetic utopia and trolling potential: infinity!? Can this be a middle ground between online participation policing and personal privacy?
A Significant part of the workshop is a hands-on jam, where we will create deep fakes , using online tools which do not require prior coding or machine learning know how . We will also practice playing with live avatars in zoom . This tutorial is will be focused on applicative and creative aspects.
 Avatarify, github.com/alievk/avatarify
 First Order Motion Model for Image Animation (FOMM), aliaksandrsiarohin.github.io/first-order-model-website
EYAL GRUSS (IL)
Eyal Gruss, is a new-media artist and a machine learning practitioner. He holds a PhD in physics. His artistic works explore and exploit the relationship between poetry, technology and society. His works include poetry, algorithmic poetry, interactive installations, digital performances, AI art and online interventions. He gives talks and workshops on machine learning and computational creativity, with focus on making them accessible to artist and to the general public. His works were exhibited in Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, Bat-Yam Museum, Herzelia Museum for contemporary arts, Meter-Al-Meter festival, Ars-Electronica festival, Print Screen festival, Fresh Paint festival, Karov theater, DLD in Tel-Aviv, SVA in New York, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Midarom Festival, Utopia Festival, Petach-Tikva Museum, Stuttrart FilmWinter and most importantly the Internet, to name a few. He is also running a opportunities newsletter and mini-residency for new-media artists. teaser and video invitation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwW8dSKMpSE