Archive of ‘media literacy’ category

recognizing deepfake

Reuters releases guide to recognizing deepfake profile photos from r/technology

https://graphics.reuters.com/CYBER-DEEPFAKE/ACTIVIST/nmovajgnxpa/index.html

GAN A generative adversarial network is the name given to dueling computer programs that run through a process of trial and error…  One program, the generator, sequentially fires out millions of attempts at a face; the second program, the discriminator, tries to sniff out whether the first program’s face is a fake. If the discriminator can’t tell, Li said, a deepfake is produced.

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more on deepfake in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=deepfake

Immersive Journalism and Storytelling

My note: Consider these SCSU courses:

LIB 490/590 Digital Storytelling and Virtual Reality: https://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/lib490/

and

IM 690 Virtual and Augmented Reality for Instructional Designers

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more on immersive journalism in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=immersive+journalism

and storytelling
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=storytelling

zoom fatigue

‘Zoom fatigue’ is taxing the brain. Here’s why that happens.

Video calls seemed an elegant solution to remote work, but they wear on the psyche in complicated ways.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/04/coronavirus-zoom-fatigue-is-taxing-the-brain-here-is-why-that-happens/

Multi-person screens magnify this exhausting problem. Gallery view—where all meeting participants appear Brady Bunch-style—challenges the brain’s central vision, forcing it to decode so many people at once that no one comes through meaningfully, not even the speaker.

group video chats become less collaborative and more like siloed panels, in which only two people at a time talk while the rest listen. Because each participant is using one audio stream and is aware of all the other voices, parallel conversations are impossible.

By contrast, the sudden shift to video calls has been a boon for people who have neurological difficulty with in-person exchanges, such as those with autism who can become overwhelmed by multiple people talking.

If you’re feeling self-conscious or overstimulated, Normand recommends you turn off your camera. Save your energy for when you absolutely want to perceive the few non-verbal cues that do come through, such as during the taxing chats with people you don’t know very well, or for when you want the warm fuzzies you get from seeing someone you love. Or if it’s a work meeting that can be done by phone, try walking at the same time.

 

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