Faceless – Living visuals through the mind of an AI

Faceless aims to explore the idea of empathy and interaction between people and machines.

Can they feel us? Can they speak to us? What way of communication will they choose if they can?

The projected image of Faceless represents the thoughts and feelings of an AI, generated from its experiences and visual senses throughout the day. Faceless is what the AI sees and feels. It recognizes the visitor’s faces and emotions and reacts through visual output. Over time the AI will change depending on the interaction with it’s visitors. If the AI sees many visitors it will be happy and playful, but left alone it will become sad and lonely.

The 30 faces on the wall represent our digital avatars through the mind of the AI, how we are seen at a basic level of understanding, and how we continue to live within the digital world in the minds of machines.