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London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal

The London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal, awarded for the most inspiring interpretation of the 2018 theme, supported by Panasonic Design has been awarded to the USA.

In Cooper Hewitt’s Face Values installation, live facial data becomes the basis of dynamic graphic images and provocative conversations between humans and machines. Visitors are invited to perform emotions and transform identities by interacting with original digital works by R. Luke DuBois and Zachary Lieberman, framed by a canopy of synthetic reeds designed by Matter Architecture Practice. A visual essay by Jessica Helfand will explore the historical context of facial analysis.

 Credits:

  • Administering Body: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Designers: Zachary Lieberman, R. Luke DuBois, Matter Architecture Practice, Jessica Helfand (Scholar)
  • Curator: Ellen Lupton at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Supporting Bodies: Secretary/Under Secretaries of the Smithsonian and the Smithsonian National Board