Non-digitalised Emotions is a visual experiment critiquing the emotion quantification performed by emotional AI. Based on six-basic emotion theory, the emotional AI has turned feelings into “emotion data” as a measurable commodity. This project explores the quantification and diversification of emotions according to the visual experiments with emotion recognition algorithm.
The grid, face landmarks and coding system in the first part of the film indicate the quantification of facial expressions during the detection process. The second part shows the animated dice that is constantly being rolled in the black-box. The dice has six faces based on six basic emotions. The process of rolling the dice and selecting the emotion is random as it reflects inability to calculate and digitalise the emotion itself. The third part of the film is a simulation of real-time machine vision to explore diversification and quantification of emotions. The contradiction between quantification and diversification in this scenario enables users to think about the loopholes in the emotional AI under the complex characteristics of emotion itself.