The Sounds of Deep Fake: Unit Test, Theodore Koterwas, Everest Pipkin

The Sounds of Deep Fake: Unit Test, Theodore Koterwas, Everest Pipkin

Saturday 5 August to Monday 28 August

10.00am to 5:00pm



When is a voice authentic? Whose voice is it? This exhibition, curated by the Institute for Design Informatics, brings together work from the artists Theodore Koterwas, Everest Pipkin, and the creative research studio, Unit Test, among others. Working with sound, voice, and emerging technologies, this exhibition asks what it means, personally and politically, to synthesize, clone, and manipulate voices, to bring together humans and speaking machines, and to literally put words into others’ mouths.


Supported by the Institute for Design Informatics and Creative Informatics.

Featured Artists


Theodore Koterwas is an artist working with data, physical phenomena and the human body to make things resonate. He seeks to draw critical attention to aspects of daily experience that often go unnoticed but profoundly impact on how we understand each other, technology and the environment.

Everest Pipkin is a game developer, writer, and artist from central Texas who lives and works on a sheep farm in southern New Mexico. Their work both in the studio and in the garden follows themes of ecology, tool making, and collective care during collapse. When not at the computer in the heat of the day, you can find them in the hills spending time with their neighbours— both human and non-human.

Unit Test is a vehicle for artistic inquiry into computational systems. Co-founded by Martin Disley and Murad Khan, the collaborative studio assembles researchers, engineers and artists to explore aesthetic approaches to investigative computation, producing research publications, software and media art. 

Event Programme

Opening Reception and Artist Talks

Fri, 4 Aug 2023 | 6-8pm | Inspace

The opening reception featuring talks by three exhibiting artists.

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Exploring the potential for Creative AI

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 | 10:30am – 2pm | Inspace

A workshop to discuss and explore how creatives in Scotland are working with AI, and what support they need to develop further.

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Making and Deepfaking the News

Tue, 15 Aug 2023 | 2-4pm | Bayes Centre

An interactive workshop about journalism in the age of artificial intelligence.

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Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh