I've been playing RuneScape on my mobile phone. It is so fun!!!! I used to play a lot in the 00's and now I am having major nostalgia. I love fantasy games like that.
I saw A in a play. He was really great. He is a very great actor. In the play one of the characters played by Kathy Couser talks about Audrey Hepburn and started singing Moon River! How fun is that? I saw Sarah Fisch who stars in the play, we talked about her portrait coming out in Sourround Project which was really cool. Catherine Babbit played A's sisters in the play and they were really like siblings.
At the play I saw Fran and Pat. We sat together in the audience. They're some of my favorite people ever because how into art they are. I can talk to them about art forever.
I ate some kettle potato chips. They're jalapeno flavored. The recent bag I got was really full of spices unlike the ones before. I like it spicy. <3
A has a show this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing him act. I think actors are so cool, and A is the coolest.
I ate at Peter Piper Pizza. It was yummy. I got a cup for water, but I sneaked a small gulp of Coka Cola Cherry when no one was looking. I love cherry flavored anything, so I couldn't resist.
The portrait is essentially a western genre in art. With the belief of individuality and personal freedom, no art works come close to these ideals except for the portraiture. A single person depicted in a work of art has it's roots dating back from Ancient Egypt. In today's technological world, the portrait has gotten a robotic facelift. A deepfake is a portrait of a human being created not with paint or scultpure, but with programming.
I remember seeing a commerical for chocolate starring Audrey Hepburn. Although, to my surprise the actress was created using a computer. Back from the dead the body, of a beautiful and talented women, was pieced together with pixels. I felt then and there I was in a new world.
I had forgotten about this phenomenon until Shane Dawson featured 'Deepfakes' in one of his excellent conspiracy videos on YouTube. Shane talked about a pornographic video of a women with the digital mask of Selena Gomez giving a man a hand job. Celebrities continue to be the inspiration for many deepfakes. Deepfakes had primarily been used for porn, which I believe does occupy the same realm of imagination that art does.
Just this month a news burst open with many headlines of a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg. Although this video is NOT a porn, but does have Mark speaking into the camera in his now iconic robotic style. Many people now fear that with social media anyone anywhere can have direct influence on others, and that this might be conjured by any bad guy.
Whether we all are marching into a future where no one knows what is truth or what is fiction, I will enjoy it all as art. Because to me nothing is more exciting than the times we are living in. <3
I am Sergio C. Mata and I am a pop artist. This blog is about art, history, pop culture, technology, my life and my art. I blog about whatever inspires and interests me. <3
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