Sjoerd Mol is a Dutch Design Art Technology graduate from ArtEZ University of the Arts. His main interest lies within the field of computer-graphics. The Uncanny ...


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Virtual Re-identification

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Virtual Re-identification


Virtual Re-identification / 2019

This work shows new possibilities of face recognition. The concept lies in the application of face recognition in other worlds than our physical world. What would happen if this technology would be deployable in virtual spaces? The video shows deformations on the digital representation of the artists face, trying to avoid a facial recognition system.

This technology is capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. For the time being, it's only applied to footage from the real world, but it's most likely to be applied in virtual spaces anytime soon. Our anonymised digital personality, created online by ourselves, could be re-identified in this way. Online anonymity is for many an important aspect of the virtual realm. Do we want our virtual face linked with our real ones?