Dawoon Park

Dawoon Park is a media artist and researcher born in South Korea and currently based in Germany. She studied Visual Communication Design in Seoul and New Media in Berlin. She is keen to work at the intersection of visual art, theory and practice. Her recent research focuses on the analysis of the hybrid spaces in between nature and culture and social relations of networks made up of human-nonhuman being and things. It takes the form of texts, performances, film and installations. Medium and materials are carefully selected according to the context of the philosophy and media theory on top of which her practice is grounded. Digital technology and electronic components make up a core part of her work.


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Face Value

Zoom is a face-centric communication tool. When the camera is off, the dynamics between participants are undermined to an extreme. On the other hand, once the face is employed, it can be used as the source for a dataset.

The machine has learned a set of faces and corresponding face values from 315 banknotes. The algorithm analyzes in real-time the approximation of participants' faces on Zoom and banknotes' faces. The corresponding face value of the note pops reactively upon the face engaged.