3D Printed Nylon, Mirror, Facial Recognition and Detection Algorithms, Genetic algorithms
18 x 26 in each
Sterling Crispin is a Los Angeles-based artist who comments on the “overdevelopment of surveillance technology” in our society through research and 3D printing. Concerned with how surveillance technology affects “human identity” and human interaction with technology, the “Data Masks” series was born. The data-masks are face masks created by “reverse engineering facial recognition and detection algorithms.” The algorithms are used as a guide to create human-like faces. These newly created faces are then 3D printed, hollow shells of human beings as a machine would view them. Although, vague components of a face can be visible, the soft flesh and vibrant expressions that make humans whole is absent. In this way, Crispin is able to capitalize on the difference between man and machine, how we cannot allow ourselves to be shown and seen as particles smushed together.