CARLA GANNIS – The Non-Facial Recognition Project


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Saturday, April 5, 2014
All Day


Carla Gannis

The Non-Facial Recognition Project

March 4 – April 5, 2014

Gallery Opening: March 4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Today’s facial recognition technology is making strides in distinguishing, literally, a face in the crowd. Its algorithms are built into many sites and apps, proving to be a helpful tool in managing images of friends and family. However, it also raises questions about trust, identity and intrusion, for example, when our own images appear without our permission on someone else’s Facebook page.

Artist Carla Gannis explores these issues in The Non-Facial Recognition Project, her experiment in “facial recognition subversion.” Gannis asked her Twitter network to send her their profile photos with the expressed purpose of “scrambling” the images and in effect making new identities unrecognizable to either the donors or to the technology. Through this project, participants place their likenesses and their identities in her hands, much like the trust we place every day in the technology itself. — Katarina Wong, Independent Curator


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
27 North Division Street
Peekskill, 10566
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Saturday, April 5, 2014
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Center for the Digital Arts
Presenter Phone: 914-606-7301
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