STEALING UR FEELINGS
Meet the new AI that knows you better than you know yourself.
Stealing Ur Feelings is an augmented reality experience that reveals how your favorite apps can use facial emotion recognition technology to make decisions about your life, promote inequalities, and even destabilize American democracy. Using the AI techniques described in corporate patents, Stealing Ur Feelings learns your deepest secrets just by analyzing your face.
It won the 2020 Webby Award for Best Immersive Documentary.
The project premiered on the internet on September 23, 2019.
It world premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was exhibited at the Tate Modern. It was profiled by the Museum of the Moving Image, Scientific American, Engadget, CBC News, and many more; MIT selected it for inclusion in DocuBase, a curated database of people and projects transforming documentary in the digital age.
Stealing Ur Feelings is supported by a $50,000 prize from the NetGain partnership -- a collaboration between Mozilla, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.
This project began life as an application for Mozilla's 2018 awards for art and advocacy exploring artificial intelligence. This repository is an open workspace. Check back often for updates!
📰 press & recognition
🎥 festival & exhibition history
- interactive tech demo v2.0
- old interactive tech demo
- wireframe mockups
- initial funding concept
- full application
- slides from the 10/24/2018 Pecha Kucha talk at London's Royal Society of Arts
- film script (coming soon)
- complete source code (coming soon)
05/19/2020 We won the 2020 Webby Award for Best Immersive Documentary
01/31/2020 Named one of the Top 50 XR Experiences of 2019 by Forbes
01/15/2020 Feature in El Pais
11/22/2019 Featured on Let's Go with Sabrina Marandola on CBC Radio One
11/18/2019 Profiled by CBC News
11/12/2019 Featured on Report on Italy's national public broadcaster Rai3
11/03/2019 Feature in It's Nice That
10/21/2019 We're coming to Montreal International Documentary Festival and The Glass Room SF
09/23/2019 Internet premiere
09/14/2019 We're coming to Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern
08/19/2019 We're coming to Camden International Film Festival in Maine
08/14/2019 MIT selected us for inclusion in DocuBase
08/10/2019 We're coming to Open City Documentary Festival in London
03/06/2019 We've been selected to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival!
01/02/2019 Interactive tech demo v2.0 is live!
10/24/2018 We won
07/12/2018 Submitted full application to Mozilla
07/08/2018 The interactive tech demo is live!
07/06/2018 Registered domain name: stealingurfeelin.gs
06/29/2018 Original funding concept accepted by Mozilla - we've been invited to submit a full application!