The artificial self

Door: Lucas Völp.

“AI is more than a mere tool for processing the relentlessly growing amounts of data. It is a register of power operated by a handful of people which enables the subtle influence on large parts of the global population, extending the colonial practices of the past into the present and future.Based on design research into the current modes of AI in society, the project fuses the vocabulary of algorithmic computation with that of the portrait.

In this project, a self-portrait, which is constantly being recreated by algorithms, is used to demonstrate, and demystify the functional mechanisms hidden in the infrastructure of artificially intelligent systems.”