Every day, hundreds of cameras are watching us, facial recognition systems are becoming more and more accurate and the place of current speculations about the future is occupied by sophisticated and advanced technology. Cameras are able to recognize our age, mood or sex and precisely match us to the database.
Thinking about this, Ewa Nowak conceived “Incognito”, a design between mask and jellewery, made of brass and contoured to the shape of the face.
Eva devoted much time to study the shape, size and location of the mask elements. First of all, she made one drawing in her sketchbook. When she tasted the design with the DeepFace algorithm, which is used by Facebook, it worked! As she says, “the form almost entirely resulted from the function of this object.”
Besides being useful, “Incognito” is also an aesthetic object, that “could maybe be a kind of commonly worn jewellery in the future”, as Ewa desires.