Dividuals

 

 

We no longer find ourselves dealing with the mass/individual pair. Individuals have become “dividuals,” and masses, samples, data, markets, or “banks.”
Gilles Deleuze. Postscript on the Societies of Control

 

“But a broader definition of individuality won’t just allow scientists to search for new kinds of life. They can also probe how different boundary conditions might affect an entity’s degree of individuality and its relationship to its surroundings. For instance, how “individual” is an ecosystem? What happens to that individuality if a species disappears or a crucial environmental factor changes? What happens if an organism’s boundary is drawn not around its skin but further out to include some of its environment, too? The answers could affect conservation efforts and our understanding of how much interdependence there is among organisms, species and their physical surroundings.” Cepelewicz, 2020.

 

To generate this video, a deepfake technic has been applied to an output of another image generation tool that specializes in creating faces; the result is a morphing of faces that speak with a single voice.