New Pixel Sorting Version (openFrameworks)
Currently in 光るグラフィック展 at Creation Gallery G8, Tokyo
Gay Check Online may seem totally offensive and inappropriate at first, but think back to reports in March 2013 that Facebook had sussed out that someone was gay without many clues to go on, hinting at perhaps an algorithmic, Bayesian deduction that was unfavourably made available to ad placement software. The artists are clearly commenting on the hidden motives of data-mining and statistical analysis being carried out by services such as Facebook. Categories for people that are useful for ad targeting are usually decided using Bayesian Probability - the system may not know your age, gender, political or sexual orientation, but your online behaviour may match a certain pattern that helps ‘predict’ such details.
Gay-Check-Online makes visible and parodies these systems using face detection software and an algorithm that works under ten seconds.
Based on scientific studies about facial characteristics of gays, the Internet Agency NETRO has created an online tool to verify your sexual orientation in under 10 seconds. NETRO wrote an algorithm to compare your face with the original databases from the studies of the Charles University in Prague and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In approximately 10 seconds a face is measured and analyzed and the sexual orientation can be determined. Gay Check Online is a rapid and simple method to provide the user with a sense of security and clarity.
Wrote a fancy new pixel sorting version with openFrameworks -> will be soon at Illuminating Graphics, Creation Gallery G8, Tokyo
How do you feel today?
TRANSMOJI gives you the opportunity to transport your emotional waste directly into the Transmediale “After Glow” Art Hack Day exhibition in Berlin.
For a little e-waste protection fee you are allowed to create an Emoji composition to be played back as audio intervention during the exhibition. Your composition will be recorded with your audience and uploaded to YouTube. To close the e-waste cycle you will receive a notification Email with a link to your personal video.
Try it out for yourself here