***Please note: We unfortunately have to postpone this event. We will let you know as soon as we can when the rescheduled date is decided.***
Join the BMO Lab for its final guest speaker in its Performance Capture – on the margins of the computable series. Lindsay Brandon Hunter will share her work on deepfakes and performance theory. Her presentation is titled, Deepfakery and Gillian Wearing: 'Alienat[ing] Me from Me' through Machine Learning.
Lindsay Brandon Hunter is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance and affiliate faculty with the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. Lindsay's research sits at the juncture of theatre, media and performance studies; her book, Playing Real: Media, Mimesis, and Mischief (Northwestern University Press, 2021) examines the performances of authenticity and realness in contexts as varied as reality television, alternate reality gaming, and live broadcast theatre. Current projects include a performance and installation work (in collaboration with the artist, architect, and media scholar Mark Shepard) tentatively titled Autonomous Vehicle, which uses Brecht's street scene exercise to explore interactions with generative AI tools. Her writing has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Theatre Topics, Contemporary Theatre Review, and the International Journal of Performing Art and Digital Media, and Theatre Topics, and she currently serves as Interim Executive Director of the University at Buffalo's Humanities Institute.
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