Deepfakes and Social Identity

What if you could change your face?


  • Doctor Sara Oscar: Senior Lecturer, School of Design, UTS

Produced and Presented by: Cameron M. Furlong

Music by Trev Lewis from Hagfilms, Drakensson, and TheoTer. Sourced from

Deepfakes have received a lot of attention in the media due to their dangerous potential to spread misinformation – but what has not been thought about as much is how it his redefining social identity. After browsing through posts of people putting their faces onto famous celebrity bodies, Dr. Sara Oscar decided to take a closer look at the social impact of deepfakes and ended up investigating changing Hollywood values, the nature of audience engagement, and modern ideas of identity.

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