image manipulation

Swift Revenge is possible. How Taylor Swift can reclaim her Image 

By Dr Angela Adrian

Taylor Swift’s identity was stolen and manipulated in the worst possible manner imaginable. AI images trained from photographs and videos of her were contorted to pornographic ends by unscrupulous, and likely impotent, low-life trolls. Identity is not merely a set of facts: name, location, employment, position, age, gender, or merely certain online behaviours. Some part of identity is controlled by the individual, but most of identity is created by the world in which that individual operates. We can think of identity as a streaming picture of a life within a particular context. The role of groups in shaping ‘real life’ identities is implicit, and the AI use of our images is yet another facet of the multiplicity of ‘real life’ identity. Our online lives demonstrate this point. As... Read More