Research Lab


Facial recognition technologies have changed our relation to public space, institutions of the state, and one another. They allow us to open doors and phones, but they also allow institutions to survey our behavior. When did the human face become legible as a codified form? Students in this research lab participate in the research and writing of a chapter of a book titled "Modernist Faces." This chapter traces the practice of reading faces in literary modernism and links this practice to the development of facial recognition technologies. The main assignment for the course will be to experiment with the writing of a book chapter on the emergence, development, promises, or risks of facial recognition as seen through a literary archive. Satisfies the Twentieth Century and later requirement.
Course Attributes: EN H; AR HUM; EL TC