Hiding from the Eyes of the City – 躲避城市之眼 Benjamin Aranda, Sam Keene, Cooper Union
“Hiding from the Eyes of the City” is a kiosk that implements facial recognition technology in real-time, interacting with people to show them how it does and does not work. While the technology is highly sophisticated, using the latest in machine learning, it is also susceptible to error. This installation creates a game from this duality, where a person can explore the various degrees between recognition and anonymity using their face. The kiosk first prompts a person to take a picture of themselves to begin the game and allow the system to learn their face. With the variety of facial recognition systems being used today, there are many ways to challenge these algorithms through the use of physical objects like patches, buttons, make-up, and glasses. After the system learns their face, users can play with different objects in the kiosk and see their effect on the system’s ability to recognize them. By inviting the user to interact with the exhibit, they decide through play which items have the most value. “Hiding” is a game that explores facial recognition techniques in real time and reveals the impact of this technology on people’s behavior in the space of the gallery.
Credits: Benjamin Aranda & Sam Keene, Cooper Union.
Team: Risako Arcari, Jesse Bassett, Bo Cai, Natalie Dechime, Ariana Freitag, Juan Carlos Javier, Raymond Lee, Kayla Montes de Oca, Stella Blue Porzungolo, Dhvanil Shah, Daniel Smith, Cheung Lun Son, Ain Song, Doosung Shin, Nithilam Subbaian, Qicheng Wu
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