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May 2024

From Fake to Deepfake: The Metrics of the Face – Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
2135 SSMS Building, SSMS Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010 United States
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From Fake to Deepfake: the metrics of the face

The face has had a privileged status in visual media, enrapturing cinematic audiences with its beauty and intensity of emotion. Yet, the study of the face and its social relevance is also the subject of pseudo-sciences like physiognomy and eugenics. This talk examines how the media help to capture the intimate details inscribed within the face, in what I will argue is, an artificial discourse of authenticity, identity, and intimacy by looking at how have media affected the way we…

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