Skin Deep: The Human Race Machine

I’m not quite sure what to make of this machine, it is interesting to think about the conversations that can emerge from direct confrontation with ourselves as "the other" racially/ethnically/culturally.  Oprah seems to think is cool and reported it in her Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Link: Skin Deep: The Human Race Machine.

The Human Race Machine, created by artist Nancy Burson, is a unique tool that shows users how they will look as six different races, represented as Asian, white, black, Hispanic, East Indian or Middle Eastern. The "machine" is a one-of-a-kind computer that looks a lot like a mall photo booth—the user sits down and has their photo snapped. Then, the user is asked to digitally map the edges of their facial features. Within seconds, The Human Race Machine generates an approximation of what they would look like as a different race. It’s a unique experience that places the viewer for a brief moment in someone else’s shoes


2 responses to “Skin Deep: The Human Race Machine

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  2. I don’t know if this has any use for society as a whole, but I spoze it could be usefull for a racist individual to see themselves in other people’s skin.

    Not that I think it would help, because these people are full of hate, and will likely see the other race as ugly, but it’d be interesting anyway.

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