Face it! (2019)
Face it! is an interactive installation which invites viewers to play with a face recognition system and figure out how it recognizes faces and classifies them in real-time. A variety of magnets showing different face elements are scattered on a magnetic wall, participants can rearrange these elements and create all kinds of different looking faces. A live feed video immediately captures the surface and the image is processed by the system. Results of this analysis show classification estimations of these faces gender, age, race, emotion and other features. In the age in which face recognition systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in the public domain it is important that we become more familiar with this technology and understand how we might be seen through its lens.