All About That Yellow Box

Facial recognition system has been adapted in a wide range of media over the past 50 years. It affects people’s lives in every single aspect. There have been numerous discussions regarding this subject matter. For example, in response to the Deep Face algorithm that Facebook has developed, researches have raised the alarm about the severe consequences if we easily give up our privacy. Countersurveillance as a political proposition has been adapted in a good amount of facial recognition projects. For this work, I propose a different aspect of this subject by challenging the fundamental criteria of the system. How is a face supposed to look like to a program? To what extent does an image become recognizable as a face?