Nov 27, 2019

Someone Deepfaked Nixon’s Contingency Moon Disaster Speech and It’s Chilling

 

In July 1969, much of the world celebrated β€œone giant leap for mankind.” Fifty years later, nothing is quite so straightforward.

In Event of Moon Disaster illustrates the possibilities of deepfake technologies by reimagining this seminal event. What if the Apollo 11 mission had gone wrong and the astronauts had not been able to return home? A contingency speech for this possibility was prepared for, but never delivered by, President Nixon—until now.

This project invites you into this alternative history and asks us all to consider how new technologies can bend, redirect and obfuscate the truth around us.

This project is a production of the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality and is supported by Mozilla and the MIT Open Documentary Lab.

 

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