Data-masks by Sterling Crispin , are face masks which were created by reverse engineering facial recognition and detection algorithms. These algorithms were used to guide an evolving system toward the production of human-like faces. These evolved faces were then 3D printed as masks, shadows of human beings as seen by the minds-eye of the machine-organism. This exposes the way the machine, and the surveillance state, view human identity and this makes aspects of these invisible power structures visible.
Data-Masks are animistic deities brought out of the algorithmic-spirit-world of the machine and into our material world, ready to tell us their secrets, or warn us of what’s to come.
Centre Pompidou , New Media
“Oracle by Jake Stollery is an amalgam of concepts tied together by the common thread of the user interface. To that end, it is a reflection of AI and UI as they exist in society’s consciousness: On first glance masculine, cold and austere; yet muted in its austerity and restrained by a warmth that is undeniably feminine.
- Soft cyborg, by Rachael Kess Felt mask ; eyelid moved by servo motors
“soft cyborg (reveal) (formerly soft robot (reveal)) is a piece of performance art that encompasses work from four classes that I completed in the 2010 Fall semester at OCAD University: Body as Material: Performance by Artists, Fibre: Implementing the History of the 19th and 20th Century, Fibre: Constructed Design 2 and Wearable Technology 1. The piece consists of a felted mask that has electronic components embedded into it; the mask blinks periodically through the use of mini-servo motors and a LilyPad Arduino.( instructions in Make : wearable electronics p 172)and here. The second part of the piece is a woven mask/hood that was created using the double weave technique. Both fibre pieces were used in this performance as a way of exploring the potential for masks to reveal and conceal the technological/robotic body….”
- Look at the Other by theatredu1k.
Proposal for Digital Mask workshop, Physical Avatars, Virtual Reality Mask? Analog Mask : hiding the face will underline body expressions for the viewer, what about digital Mask?