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Sentient, Nintendo Wii U Controller, Nintendo Wii U, Maya, Photoshop, 2018

“Sentient” is an experiment with facial recognition technology and our relationships with major technology companies. The passing of Citizens United by the US Supreme Court essentially “humanizes” corporations with rights protected under the First Amendment. “Sentient” extends this idea by creating Nintendo Miis of totems inspired by each corporations’ logo. Using the facial recognition capabilities of the Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Miis are created to push the “humanization” of corporations further.

The purpose of this activity is to present big business in various situations that us “meat” humans have to navigate regularly. “Sentient” proposes that businesses should realize that now, they too, are human and should conduct themselves with empathy in their newly acquired status as conscious beings.



"GOOGLE WANTS TO SPEND THE DAY IN BED"



"APPLE AND MICROSOFT FINALLY ADMIT THEIR LOVE"



"FACEBOOK HURT TWITTER'S FEELINGS TODAY"

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