The Machine Is Learning The Man Trap


Week One


Week Two


Week Three

3 weeks, 2 LED displays, articulating wall mounts, pink-filtered sunlight, 8 media files. Dimensions H x L x W (6′ x 6′ x 1′).


Durational video installation. Displayed videos are generated from a computational media project that uses facial and object recognition technology to create new characters and situations in classic media texts.

Two screens are mounted on a wall, slightly pointed inwards so that the shadows of the screens create eye-shaped shadows. Each screen shows a loop, which is changed every week. As the weeks progress, “the machine” leans more about detecting and recognizing faces: simultaneously recognizing more characters with greater accuracy, and yet at the same time negating the human form with an algorithmic representation of the covered face. By the last week, all faces are replaced with faceless humans with an accumulation of algorithmic depictions.