Faces2Voices is an online interactive installation which uses facial recognition technology to create a generative music composition based on imaginary voices of online visitors. The composition will evolve over time depending on the contributions of people involved.
Restrictions and limitations related to pandemic crisis encourage us to explore innovative approaches to cultural production and present an experimental hybrid format to create brand-new user experiences online.
Many governments use surveillance technology as a way to control the spread of COVID-19. At the same moment many citizens are ready to make a compromise to overcome a public crisis: to give up some privacy for the common good. But how can we define what level of privacy should we give up and how much data do governments really need to respond effectively?
We focus on critical approaches to AI technologies and going to explore these kinds of questions in Faces2Voices project.
Helena Nikonole is a new media artist, curator and educator whose field of interests embraces hybrid art, the new aesthetics, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. In her works she explores technology’s potential opportunities, but also potential risks and dangers which techno-evangelists and scientists are not able to realize.
Nikita Prudnikov (monekeer) — musician, software
architecture expert and DSP enthusiast currently working in
the field of applied machine learning in its connection with
the sound art.
Nikita is an author of the F L A K Y – a generative music
framework which he used in live performances on various
events including: Ars Electronica Festival 2020, Gamma
Festival, Prepared Surroundings and others.