Society

Deepfakes, dead relatives and digital resurrection

Technology’s movement towards reanimating the dead is closer than ever. But who is responsible for these virtual relationships? How is technology affecting the grieving process? And what can be gained from it?

How problematic is AI technology?

Getting to the crux is writer Matt Burgess, whose new book Artificial Intelligence – part of the WIRED series – weighs up the pros and cons of surveillance, personal data and face recognition.

Leah Cowan’s case for border abolition

Abuse of power comes as no surprise, but it should

THE FACE’s Digital Director Brooke McCord reflects on a week that started with International Women’s Day and ended with Mother’s Day – with a series of harrowing and eye-opening events in between.

Age of the cosmic scally

Since the pandemic began, Sine Missione aka “Scouse Banksy” has split Liverpool in two with his anti-lockdown rhetoric. Kieran Morris went in pursuit of the man himself, to find out how lockdown Liverpool lost its head.

The case for online anonymity

In recent news, politicians and police are calling for users to hand over their passports before getting posting privileges to warn off online trolls. Almost everyone else, however, thinks this is a terrible idea. Here, THE FACE investigates the pros and cons.

How Iceland’s football team went Against the Elements

Hailing from a volcanic outcrop, Iceland went against the odds by going toe-to-toe with the giants at the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup. Here, writer Matt McGinn and photographer Joseph Fox investigate the factors behind Iceland’s remarkable transformation from minnow to ultimate sporting underdog.

Imarn Ayton: the face of reform

Ayton is the megaphone-wielding figurehead of a movement that aims to eradicate institutionalised racism wherever it’s found. As focus turns from marches to three-tier local lockdowns, the 29-year-old is contemplating how to maintain momentum while socially distanced, and how to create real and lasting change within the UK.

The case for legalising ecstasy

Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.

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