Can a software engine create a video that tells your life story?

The Protagonist project explored the feasibility of developing software that would automatically create a video life story from an individual’s social media content. It was a practical attempt to make sense of our vast stashes of personal data in a human, emotional and narrative way, creating a short film memoir of an individual – with the output feeling meaningful, personalised, beautiful and potentially provocative. 

Katie Day, The Other Way Works John Troyer, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

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