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BridA: Biometric portraits

1. March 2022 at 17:00


Workshop for children and young people between 9 and 15 years of age in the Miran Jarc Library, Novo mesto

Young people from the age of ten are invited to join us in a workshop entitled Biometric Portraits, which will be held under the mentorship of the BridA art collective on Monday, February 28 between 5 and 7 pm in the Miran Jarc Library (BeRi classroom).

Measured reality has become a mirror of our society with technological advances. The art workshop touches in a critical and creative way on the issue of capturing private data using various measuring devices and sensors, which are implemented in smartphones, watches, cars, refrigerators, etc. These devices measure and collect our personal information such as fingerprints, pupils, heart rate, where we are, age, gender, habits and more and more. With all the collected data, we can learn a lot about a person and compile an accurate personal profile from them. When we analyze the collected information, we find that it is a collection of data, and this data can be converted into artistic information such as colors and art compositions through various algorithms and software applications.

Together we will find out where the creative and artistic potentials are hidden in the measurements and how we understand them and how we can use them for painting. Through thinking and analysis of the captured information, we will work together to find out what our modern biometric image should be.

Applications

The number of participants is limited, so prior registration is required at borut.pelko@lokalpatriot.si.The workshop is free. The workshop will be conducted in accordance with the applicable measures of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the recommendations of the NIJZ.