Ongoing Projects

As educators, we are keen to establish whether deepfakes have any pedagogical value. This website documents our ongoing experiments using AI in both the archives and in the classroom.

  • Gettysburg Address in Global Translation – Deepfake videos of Abraham Lincoln reciting the Gettysburg Address in multiple languages. Powered by Avatarify.
  • This Abe Does Not Exist – 500 AI-generated photographs of Abraham Lincoln. Powered by Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and Lensa.
  • Multiverse Abe – A gallery documenting some of the hypothetical Abraham Lincoln variants scattered across the multiverse. Powered by Stable Diffusion and Midjourney.
  • Reanimating Abe – One man’s quest to digitally reanimate Abraham Lincoln using free smartphones apps like Snapchat, Avatarify, and Deep Nostalgia.
  • Gettysburg Remix – The Gettysburg Address in the style of 12 different writers. Powered by GPT4.
  • Fireside Chats – An interactive chatbot trained on the texts and speeches of Abraham Lincoln. Powered by GPT4.
  • Hearing Voices – Conjuring and manipulating the voice of Abraham Lincoln, whose voice was never recorded. Powered by Speechify.