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The Compassion Machine (Installation) / La machine à bienveillance (Installation)

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To prevent deviant behavior, we are constantly scrutinized and studied. But what would happen if the algorithms measured our disposition to kindness? This is the question asked here by Ensemble Ensemble. By being scanned by the huge camera, the viewer receives a personalized prediction of his altruistic acts. If he wishes, he can also influence the parameters of the machine that measures in real time the benevolence index of the public square at the Saint-Laurent metro station. An invitation to refuse ordinary mistrust.

 

2017, 12 min