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IRC & WoWI Seminar, presented by Dr Dominic Lees & Dr Mathilde Pavis: "Deepfakes and synthetic media in the screen industries"

Henley Business School
Event information
Date 17 March 2023
Time 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
Event types:
Webinars Seminars


The use of deepfakes in screen media is developing very rapidly, with transformations of working practices and creative techniques already underway in early-adopter businesses. For the screen industries, the development brings considerable advantages (creative opportunities, accelerated workflows) and major challenges (abuse of the processes through lack of regulation, loss of audience trust, changes in the nature of creative work). This 15-minute presentation will outline the issues and the areas of enquiry developing in UoR’s nascent interdisciplinary research network.

Short Bio on Presenters:

Dominic Lees - Dominic’s research focuses on deepfakes and their impact on the screen industries, with published outputs in Convergence, the online current affairs journal, The Conversation and the BFI magazine, Sight and Sound. Dominic also writes on film and television aesthetics and practices: he co-authored Seeing It On Television (Bloomsbury, 2021) and has published in journals including Critical Studies in Television and Media Practice and Education. His earlier career was in television and film production, working extensively as a director in TV drama, and as co-writer/director of the feature film, Outlanders (2008).

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