DataDataData - Let It Flow

Richard Lennox

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  • Summary

    How much privacy will we have left in a future dominated by the Big 5? How close can governments get to us? Can we readjust the current monopoly developments? This interactive Installation investigates these questions using machine vision and AI.

    Full description of the concept

    2018 : Now

    Permanent Connectivity, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence...
    Mankind just stumbled into the smart century. Also with the help of designers who push more and more technology into our lives. Technologies only few understand. The majority can only wonder: Will this enable us to overcome the planet’s biggest issues? Or are we lead to unparalled forms of control and the end of civil societies?

    Who owns these technologies? Who controls them?

    DATADATADATA is an object collage taking visual quotes from the internet’s Big Five as well as the global fibre optic infrastructure and the NSA’ cyber command. In the context of a bathroom, the most private place in our homes, strong connections to privacy and vulnerability are obvious.
    The work doesn’t stop with visual quotes. It combines techniques from the fields of art, hightech and design to interact with the viewer. Viewers in front of the object are tracked and rated with the help of machine vision and AI. The results are projected onto the body individually.
    DATADATADATA intends to spark a discussion about internet monopolies, surveillance, how smart devices will change our lives and about the role of the designer in guiding this process to a positive outcome.

    This is the smart, connected bathroom of the year 2049

    DATADATADATA – Let it Flow

    Interactive object collage / Washbasin for the year 2030
    Steel / Rubber / Mirror / Acryl / Copper / Solid Surface Material / Carpet / Camera System / Projector / Cables

    About the group/Artist

    A designer looking under the surfaces of objects. What are objects in the digital world, what will they become?

    Budget overview

    Transport/Insurance: 1000€
    Cost of Stay: 1000€
    Repairs: 250€
    Compensation: 1000€
    Things that always come up unexpected: 250€

    Optional: Upgrade of Hardware to improve tracking / Upgrade of Projector 1500€

    How can other drones co-create with you?

    Enter the Data-Base and get into a discussion about our possibilites to make the internet into a future proof infrastructure. The installation could also possibly interact with other installations and the face-data based could be used for other projects.

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. This Drone Visions is where drones dreams together.


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    • Do you need electricity? 230V Power Outlet, I can bring my own extension up to 5 Meter.

    • Will there be light? The projector inside sheds light onto the visitor and some light is needed for the Machine Vision to work properly.

    • What is your audio footprint? Notification sound if tracking is started / ended. The installation can also work without audio.

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