_DATA | ergo sum | REALOADED is an Interactive Art Installation that visualizes the capability of viewing machines using Artificial Intelligence.
With mirrors that attract the attention of visitors and based on the idea of a mirroring-portrait –relating to Art and Cinema, - we have designed an electronic and panoptic mirror for the first experimentation room where visitors are recorded by cameras that are not very visible on the set. A camera and recording-tracking software is today a technological device that can capture everything and understand the parts: objects and / or subjects that make up the image. The installation observes and records the behavior of visitors without them being aware that their simple presence in front of a mirror is providing an overwhelming amount of data; around 20,000 parameters are captured in just 20 seconds.
The system generates a new video with holographic effects and adds the data processed by the AI software. In essence, this artistic visualization presents a different kind of portrait: instead of being a static image, representing an instant or the romantic idea of offering the essence of an individual, it consists of a complex visual system, in which computing technology provides a different perspective. It is precisely those ways of seeing, of seeing ourselves, what DATA| ergo sum invites us to review in front of its AI system. The challenge begins with the part that most differentiates us from each other as humans: the face and then the body. This digital analysis that makes us readable for a machine opens new possibilities. We look into an unknown being, risking to recognize both our vulnerability and what is non-representable in human life..
Shortly, a “mirroring AI” system that is capable of parameterizing facial expressions and physical features to project information on a scene, reducing each individual to a sequence of information.