I work with the phenomenon of representation of war in today's media, in particular, in YouTube, which has changed and increased over the past few years. Videos from war have to deal with the principles according to which video services operate. The war on the Internet turns into a show which fights for its audience. It is depicted in a more detailed way - now it’s not the military reporters who are recording it, but the combatants themselves, since the cameras are mounted on helmets, ammunition, weapons and other war equipment. Thanks to the Internet, the war is able to skip the traditional media and immediately reach the consumer, often without any censorship and editing. Also, war has literarily moved into our smartphones and computers, become physically closer and is available 24/7. But there is too much war online now and it merges with the rest of the flow of information, it turns banal, and shocks no more. You can not monetize such content, but the desire of the authors to increase the number of views leads to the fact that the war videos often resemble movies - they are made with expensive equipment and are well edited. Thus, the war becomes part of a huge entertainment industry. On YouTube you can enable the automatic generation of subtitles. It is based on speech recognition technology using machine learning algorithms. This function is imperfect and the sounds of war - shots, explosions - are perceived by it as music and applause, which brings the phenomenon of the presence of war in the entertainment industry to absurd.
The project contains screenshots from videos and a video, that you can watch here: