[ISEA2023] Panel: Christian Ulrik Andersen, Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen, Søren Pold & Nicola Bozzi — Facial Interface Culture: Filters, Fakes, Flaneurs, and NFTs

Panel Statement

Theme: NFT – Blockchains Subtheme: Symbiotic Individuations

Keywords: Bodily techniques, deep fakes, face, faciality, facial recognition, face filters, interface art, metainterface, non-fungible tokens, profiling.

This panel addresses the role of the face in contemporary interface culture and how electronic art may help us understand the cultural and computational techniques related to its interpretation, production, and cultural significance? Through four short presentations this panel discusses how the face becomes an operation in the interface, and how this reconfigures the meaning of the face.

Presentation 1 – Techniques of the Face: The Zoom Performance
Presentation 2 – The facial disconnection of identity and expression in deepfake videos
Presentation 3 – Rise of the Meta-Self: AR Face Filters, Platform Art and Commodification of the Avatar
Presentation 4 – Blinded by the Profile: The Protective Eye in Facial Interface Culture

  • Christian Ulrik Andersen, Associate Professor, PhD. Digital Design & Information Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Nicola Bozzi, Lecturer at King’s College London, UK, Department of Digital Humanities. Tw: @schizocities
  • Søren Pold, Assoc. Professor, Ph.d. Digital Aesthetic Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark. https://pure.au.dk/portal/en/pold@cavi.au.dk
  • Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen, Associate Professor, PhD. Aesthetics and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark. https://pure.au.dk/portal/en/zacher@cc.au.dk