Simone Niquille Sinks her Teeth into Technoflesh
What is the value of our face in a newly digital world? What becomes of our analog flesh? Facebook ‘tags’ identity using digital recognition software. International borders are guarded by face-oriented cameras and fingerprinting software. Skype and videochatting mediate our perception of facial identity, shifting standards of communication.
FaceValue vending machine.
These are just a few critical observations in Simone C. Niquille’s essay, “FaceValue,” featured in Issue 5 of GRAPHITE. The essay was completed as part of Niquille’s Master thesis at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. It is accompanied by FaceValue Accessory Proposals: products that adapt the value to society’s changing “technonorms.”
FaceValue from Simone C. Niquille on Vimeo.
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