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Interactive Installation, Perception IO

This is a Interactive installation. Its medium is video monitors, computer, eye-tracking hardware and software, additional software. It is a part of the department.

Exploring the intersection of A.I., emotion detection, eye tracking, and bias, this immersive storytelling experience by Karen Palmer reveals how your gaze and emotions influence your perception of reality. Perception IO (input output) is a prototype and ongoing work-in-progress. This reality simulator invites you to evaluate your perceptions, become aware of your subconscious behavior, and reprogram it.

You will take the position of a police officer watching a training video of a volatile situation. How you respond will have consequences for the characters. The system will track your eye movements and facial expressions. Analysis of your gaze and your expressions will be revealed, and you will be able to examine your own implicit biases. How comfortable are you with the idea that your perceptions of reality have real-life consequences? Would you bet your life on it?

Karen Palmer calls herself the Storyteller from the Future. The research-based artist believes we live in the Age of Information, which has divided society, and will soon move into the Age of Perception, a period of greater understanding. Perception IO will enable you to see how human bias creates biased networks and to understand the need for regulating the use of artificial intelligence.

It is credited Courtesy of Karen Palmer.

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