Chicago Faces

An updating stream of local Chicagoans portraits

'Chicago Faces' is an installation by developer and artist Daniel Jay Bertner that investigates the "blurry legal boundaries to non consensual photography and distribution" that current technologies are enabling.

"A guerrilla art piece that photographs (without consent) the faces of unsuspecting civilians using open source hardware and software. A street camera is embedded with a linux machine (Raspberry Pi) that is running a facial recognition algorithm.

Once a face is discovered, it is photographed, and automatically uploaded to the twitter account, for public view"

Public Face Detection: Chicago Faces

You can see more of the artists work at: or by watching a clip of the Chicago Faces project in the video embedded below.

Via: Make

Related: Face Recognition using OpenCV, Webcam Pulse Detector, CV Dazzle, Lambda Labs Face Recognition API

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