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Astrid Kraniger — Citizen Mirror

Mirror: Material, Metaphor, Medium — Summer 2018

Citizen Mirror reflects the image of the viewer as data.
Trying to read personal data out of the human appearance (age, gender, mood,...), this mirror reduces the person to naked information.
Machine Learning algorithms are currently already used to monitor and control people.
We look in a mirror having in mind, that this is how other people perceive us.
The project aims to raise awareness that one's own face is not only exposed to other individuals, but also ubiquitously to machines to categorise the masses.
The data mirror image that this machine outputs has few to do with the mirror image we have from ourselves as individuals and is barely representing reality.