Algorithmic Distortions
Project info

More than ever, machines are judging us. At one time science fiction, technologies like facial recognition are becoming common tools companies and governments are relying on to identify and catalog individuals. Still, this technology is dependent on input the machine is given in order to stitch together an accurate image. As we begin to utilize this tool and defer decisions to machines, how a computer interprets you will be the determining factor for small things like getting through customs at the airport, or critical issues like your presence at the scene of a crime.

This series explores how computers see and interpret us. Each portrait is composed of 10 to 14 separate images that I then fed into a program designed to stitch together panoramas. The result is sometimes accurate but more so grossly distorted depictions of the subject. These images grotesque as they are, reflect our internal distortions of ourselves, revealed and magnified by our creation.