Face to Facebook

Face to Facebook is a very interesting project that uses images from facebook and Facial Recognition. Visit the project site for more info. These are some excerpts from Face to Facebook site.

The project talks about the consequences of posting sensitive personal data on social network platforms, and especially the consequences in real life. These consequences are always underestimated because we still instinctively tend to confine what we do online in the visual space of the screen. Face-to-facebook practically questions online privacy through one of the web’s most iconic platforms.

Furthermore, “face recognition” techniques can be applied to group vast amount of Facebook pictures. This process is also quite paradoxical, because the “surveillance” aspects (face recognition algorithms are usually used together with surveillance cameras) here are not used to try to identify a suspect or a criminal, but to capture a group people with similar somatic expressions. The resulting scenario is that different elements forming the identities can be remixed, re-contextualized and re-used at will. Facebook data become letters of an unauthorized alphabet to be used to narrate real identities or new identities, forming new characters on a new background.