Barnaby Francis is an activist/artist who goes by the name Bill Posters. For 15 years he’s made street arts and contemporary art projects that have included digital interventions of Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, and Kim Kardashian. Here’s more on his work from JUXTAPOZ:
“My work is about raising awareness of human rights and critically interrogating power relations between corporations, governments, people and the artist. With deep fakes, you are operating ethically in a difficult space. There are insufficient laws in place to appropriately protect people’s personal data. Even after the viral circulation of the Zuckerberg video, there are still no protections to prevent me or anyone using the personal data of others. So I justify using the form of deep fakes as a window to explore systemic issues. The more people can be made aware of the dangers to our privacy and the ways powerful technologies can use our personal data in unexpected ways, the more informed and protected we can be in our relationships with new forms of totalitarian power. “
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