Bernd Lintermann, Florian Hertweck: TRUST (2020)
Interactive media artwork by Bernd Lintermann and Florian Hertweck
- Documentary of artworks
TRUSTAI addresses the role of digital change and its significance for us humans and society in a dialogical interplay between the visitors and a machine.
Today, procedural media in particular – media whose functionality is based on computational processes – determine how the individual perceives society and how society perceives the individual. In TRUSTAI, the machine demonstrates to visitors how it can influence their lives with the data it collects.
On a table is a glass cube with a holographic representation of a human face. An AI enters into communication with the user, although its exact capabilities remain unclear. In the course of the dialogue, the other person's face is hijacked by the machine, and the machine assumes their identity. In TRUSTAI, the human face is the central motif and, along with the voice, the only channel of communication. We become involved in a conversation, we open up, we reveal things. Seemingly banal things, but which a learning AI can combine into surprisingly accurate conclusions about our personality. How complex is the machine with which we communicate? What processes are really running in the background and to what extent does it have access to my data?