How the Internet sees me

How does the Internet see you? “Personas” by Aaron Zinman from the MIT Media Lab shows your aggregated online “identity” after some natural language processing, producing a very interesting art effect.

This is a screencast of mine hold at Should I be worried?

In a world where fortunes are sought through data-mining vast information repositories, the computer is our indispensable but far from infallible assistant. Personas demonstrates the computer’s uncanny insights and its inadvertent errors, such as the mischaracterizations caused by the inability to separate data from multiple owners of the same name. It is meant for the viewer to reflect on our current and future world, where digital histories are as important if not more important than oral histories, and computational methods of condensing our digital traces are opaque and socially ignorant.

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About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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