Hello Humans — By way of introduction, this is an essay about mimicry, fraud, lies, the future, reality, confusion, entities, mirrors, reflections, deepfakes, trust and information. It’s about a strange new landscape of synthetic-human lyrebirds.
Face2Face is created in the style of a ‘film essay’. It is constructed from truths, half-truths, artificially generated emotion, lies, A.I music, doppelgängers, AI-generated news feeds, mimicry and deepfakes. A social-hyper-realism that surveys the digital entities set to further transform and confuse. Objective facts are knowledge, and knowledge is a function of the human’s ability to trust information — but here there can be no real trust, because there is no real information.
In the deepfake, knowledge is hollowed-out anew as it evolves and develops into a divergent hallucination of ourselves and trust disintegrates into pure daemonized content.