CNET: This deepfake shows an impressionist taking on 20 celebrities, convincingly

CNET: This deepfake shows an impressionist taking on 20 celebrities, convincingly. “Actor Jim Meskimen has released a video on YouTube giving a ‘deeper’ look at his skills as an impressionist. The voice work is all his, but thanks to deepfake software, he also takes on the facial features of 20 celebrities — and becomes recognizably those people.”

Museums+Heritage: National Trust digitises Churchill’s visitors book to offer new interactive experience

Museums+Heritage: National Trust digitises Churchill’s visitors book to offer new interactive experience. “The National Trust has digitised the entries of the visitors book at Chartwell, Churchill’s former home in Kent. Signatures from over 700 guests who visited the estate between 1924 and 1964 are now available to the public via a new interactive resource.”

NDTV: Film Archive Gets 30 Reels Of Rare Unedited Footage Of Mahatma Gandhi

NDTV: Film Archive Gets 30 Reels Of Rare Unedited Footage Of Mahatma Gandhi. “The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) on Friday said it has obtained 30 reels of several hours of unedited footage detailing several key events from Mahatma Gandhi’s life and his death…. Primary inspection indicates the material is in good condition and NFAI will soon plan to digitise it, [NFAI Director Prakash Magdum] said.”

Chicago Sun-Times: The FBI Files

Chicago Sun-Times: The FBI Files . “The Chicago Sun-Times has compiled FBI records on people and groups with ties to, or of particular interest to, the Chicago region and Illinois. They can be viewed through this portal, with new ones to be added regularly. Beside shining a light on historical events and people and giving a glimpse of how law enforcement operates, some of the files, as you’ll see, are just plain entertaining.”

Engadget: Facebook adds new ways for public figures to make money and stay safe

Engadget: Facebook adds new ways for public figures to make money and stay safe. Oh, well, thank goodness public figures can make money. I was worried. “Facebook wants to make it easier for famous people to engage with their fans on the site. That’s why the company is launching new ways for Facebook users to interact with public figures they follow, be it internet creators, authors, athletes or sports teams.”

IndieWire: Robert Downey Jr. and UCLA Set Out to Find Long-Lost ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Silent Films

IndieWire: Robert Downey Jr. and UCLA Set Out to Find Long-Lost ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Silent Films. “Robert Downey Jr. has played legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in two feature films directed by Guy Ritchie… and now the actor is preserving the character’s legacy in an even greater way by serving as honorary chair of ‘Searching for Sherlock: The Game’s Afoot.’ The project is a joint effort between the UCLA Film and Television Archive and Baker Street Irregulars and seeks to discover long-lost Sherlock Holmes movies from the silent film era and beyond.”

Elle: History Cool Kids – The New Instagram Account To Make You Weep

Elle: History Cool Kids – The New Instagram Account To Make You Weep. GRAB YER KLEENEX. “The story came from a social media feed called History Cool Kids, an account that has reminded us of an early Humans Of New York. Filled with pictures and touching stories from moments in history, with a side of pop culture cool, we’ve been lost for hours in the caption.”