Avatars in Zoom for All! A hands-on tutorial

Eyal Gruss

  • Format: Webinar/Workshop
  • Duration: 2hr 30mins
  • Language: English
  • Ages: 14+
  • When: 02/07/2020 11:00 am
  • Recorded: Yes

Eyal Gruss, a new-media artist and a machine learning practitioner with a PhD in physics proposes that you can be anyone. Yes, you and he will show you how it is done. Recent developments (as recent as mid- April) have made open-source code freely available which makes creating live real-time deep-fake in Zoom and Facebook Live entirely possible. 

Where does this  possibility put us on the axis in between the promised cybernetic utopia and trolling potential? Infinity. Can this be a middle ground between online participation policing and personal privacy? A significant part of the workshop is a hands-on jam, where participants will create deep fakes, using online tools which do not require prior coding or machine learning know how. You will also practice playing with live avatars in zoom. The tutorial is focused on applicative and creative aspects.

Did you miss it? Click PLAY on the video screen below to watch a recording of the live event.

Presented as part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival.


Creator: Eyal Gruss


Eyal Gruss is a new media artist and a machine learning practitioner. He also holds a PhD in physics. Eyal’s artistic works explore and exploit the relationship between poetry, technology and society, and include poetry, algorithmic poetry, interactive installations, digital performances, AI art and online interventions. He gives talks and workshops on machine learning and computational creativity, with a focus on making them accessible to artists and to the general public. Eyal’s works have been exhibited in the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, Bat-Yam Museum, Herzelia Museum for Contemporary Arts, Meter-Al-Meter festival, Ars-Electronica festival, Print Screen festival, Fresh Paint festival, Karov Theater, DLD in Tel-Aviv, SVA in New York, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Midarom Festival, Utopia Festival, Petach-Tikva Museum, Stuttgarter FilmWinter and, most importantly, the internet, to name a few. He also runs an opportunities newsletter and mini-residency for new media artists.