Gamerz-Festival #09

10th to 20th october 2013
Multimedia Art Festival
free entrance

M2F Créations

Gauthier Le Rouzic

Aix-en-Provence, France

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Mugshot Gallery, interactive installation, 2013

At a time when the digital tracing is well established, where social networks are using our data to send us special discounts from our entry into a publicity partner (FaceDeals), it seems impossible to suffer without thinking. I do not intend to provide a solution to the effects of these changes, but I want to try to think differently by asking the irony and retro nostalgia. The project aims to destabilize the viewer was taking her in a photobooth and turn his face to then post these portrait photos in real time on social networks Twitter and Facebook. The device will be completely autonomous. The faces will be processed on all images using face detection program programmed using Processing.

In recent years the development of digital technologies and the net is expanding, following an exponential trend. My gaze falls on these developments, and in particular on the concepts of communication. Reusing computer machines without built in only a few decades, I manufactures devices that exploit encounters clearly nostalgic objects and computer programming. These seemingly improbable encounters generate a playful way a reflection in the viewer or user.