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Artificial intelligence is one of the greatest achievements in the world of technology, which plays an important role in our lives today as it evolved a lot over the years. There are various applications for limited artificial intelligence, the number of which is increasing day by day. For example now, a mask which examines your sensations has been created.
John Choi, a graduate of Central Martinez, has created an inflatable mask that responds to your behavior as well as your emotions. This one-minute video shows it in action.
This mask is called Liǎn. It’s an experimental design piece that aims to measure the function of the virtual self and the relationship between our online and offline characters. This mask, like a human, examines your online interactions.
This mask uses a type of artificial intelligence called emotion analysis to understand your interactions. Depending on whether you decide to act positively or negatively, different areas of the mask swell and change its structure.
Choi is inspired by the traditional Chinese performance art biàn liǎn. In this traditional performance, the performers wear a set of bold masks, each representing a different feeling. During the performance, the actors seem to move instantaneously between the masks.
Choi’s design draws a similarity between this performance and our online behaviors. As your emotions change, so does your mask.
The project recently received the Mullenlowe Nova Award for New Creative Talent.