THROUGH THE ARTIFICIAL LOOKING GLASS: FESTIVAL OF CURIOSITY

How does online media affect societal perceptions of beauty? Would you trust algorithms to make judgements about you based on your experiences? Can technology truly interpret our emotions, feelings, age and demographic?

Step THROUGH THE ARTIFICIAL LOOKING GLASS into a late event that will dissect ideals of perfection with tunes, talks and treats as part of the The Festival of Curiosity 2019. Delve deeper into the illusion of perfection and the role that AI plays in augmenting, enhancing, and even at times oppressing, exploiting and exacerbating with an all access visit to our current exhibition PERFECTION. Tours of PERFECTION will be led by our mediators starting at 18.00 and again at 19.00.

Make sure you enter into the magical forest, Alsos, an interactive sound installation by Scenocosme that explores technology and nature. And if you're feeling like you can entertain the crowd, try out your own mixing skills with our interactive AI DJ.

Biometric Mirror is a research-based Sci-Fi installation that questions the accuracy and assumptions of facial recognition algorithms. Participants entering a futuristic beauty salon have their biometric data scanned revealing a mathematically ‘perfect’ version of their own face based. The new version is based on an algorithm by a Hollywood plastic surgeon, Dr Stephen Marquardt, who hoped to define mathematical parameters of beauty. 

Festival of Curiosity presents a cultural feast of science, art, design and technology. From Playful Days to Curious Nights they create, produce and curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive and curious ways.

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  • Where: Science Gallery
  • Price: FREE
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  • Over +18s event

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