A Hipster Bar

Photo by Cleo Clampert
Ars electronica festival 2016
Cleo Campert
Ars electronica festival 2016
Ars electronica festival 2016
Ars electronica festival 2016
Images by Zane Cerpina
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a hipster bar from Max Dovey on Vimeo.

A hipster bar uses image recognition software to enforce a strict door policy that only admits people that look hipster enough. The doors for this bar will only open if you are at least 90% hipster, making it the world's first automated hipster bar. The term hipster is used loosely to describe a sub-culture of people who attempt to keep up to date with the latest trend and remain 'hip'. By sourcing thousands of images of hipsters (mainly from Instagram). Max Dovey, creator of the Hipster Bar has attempted to train an algorithm to recognize the visual characteristics of a hipster. This exclusive pop up bar has been installed in festivals around Europe distributing free drinks to anyone who is hipster enough.

'A Hipster Bar' is an installation by Max Dovey, realized as part of a Summer Sessions residency at V2 during 2015 and has been presented and installed at The Lowry, Arti et Amicitiae, Art Rotterdam 2017 & Ars Electronica Festival 2016.

Featured in Creators Project ,New Scientist Magazine and Radio FM4

Developed with V2_Institue for Unstable Media and supported by Imagga and Stimulering fonds.

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