How To Be More Or Less Human

How To Be More Or Less Human

Performance installation

How To Be More Or Less Human investigates how Computer vision and the gaze of the webcam become the basis for a performance that explores how online databases form an identity of the human subject. A clinic is divided by a white screen and two Imac computers that continually project words from an image recognition program. A man enters at appointed times and performs a series of actions that are analysed by image recognition program become the basis for a performance between a man and an algorithm.

How To Be More Or Less Human examines how computer vision interprets gender, race and class through commercial stock imagery. Visual stereotypes and typologies are highlighted and performed by human and non-human actors to demonstrate how humans are encoded into computer vision.

Exhibited as part of Media Design MA graduation show Tempted by Tommorow

Interview with Imperica and featured in The Space

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