Deepfakes could help us relive history—or rewrite it

Deepfakes could help us relive history—or rewrite it

Post Views: 229 They produced a video in which young singers clad in period uniforms and carrying period weapons sang “Hareut,” an iconic song commemorating soldiers killed in combat. As they sing, the musicians stare at faded black-and-white photographs they hold. The young soldiers in the old pictures blink and smile back at them, thanks…

Ancient robots were objects of fantasy and fun

Ancient robots were objects of fantasy and fun

Post Views: 165 E. R. Truitt teaches in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (University of Pennsylvania Press), which explores the rich history of artificial people and animals between 800 and 1450. This story is excerpted…