Studio Mager

Design | Research | Performance

    Exhibition

    GEO–DESIGN 13-10-2018 Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Netherlands.

    Exhibition + Talk

    TodaysArt Festival 21-09-2018 – 23-09-2018 Den Haag, Netherlands.

    Exhibition

    Uitfest Culturele Zondagen 16-09-2018 Winkel van Sinkel Utrecht, Netherlands.

    exhibition

    Uncanny 06-2018 – 10-2018 Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel.

    presentation

    Leven met Algoritmen 25-05-2018 organised by Medialab SETUP and the Rathenau Instituut, Utrecht Centre for the Arts (UCK), Utrecht.

    exhibition

    Łódź Design Festival 19-05-2018 – 27-05-2018 Łódź, Poland.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen 18-05-2018 – 16-09-2018 Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany.

    graphic design + mapping

    Shared History 05-05-2018 – 19-08-2018 Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden.

    production + tech design

    "____________" Collective Enunctiation at Onomatopee 150.2 / NEST Project 2017, Eindhoven.

    Moderator

    Antenna Programme 20-10-2017 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.

    Exhibition

    Beyond Generations, 07-10-2017 – 05-11-2017 Dutch Design Week, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven.

    speaker

    Critical Making, 24-09-2017, Oddstream, Nijmegen.

    performance + talk

    Eleutheria – A European Queer Film & Arts Festival by EUNIC (European Union National Institute for Culture), Pride 2017, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

    production design

    Installation for Politics of Shit by Nadine Botha, 2017, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven.

    exhibition

    Checkpoints & Chokepoints, 28-06-2017 ArtEZ, Arnhem.

    speaker

    Exploitative Mechanisms, 27-05-2017, PuntWG, Amsterdam.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen, 19-05-2017 – 29-10-2017, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg.

    speaker

    Design is/as War, within Design Matters #20: Designer Manifesto, 23-02-2017, Parkhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.

    speaker

    Design Indaba Conference, 01-03-2017 – 03-03-2017, Cape Town.

    exhibition

    Humans Need Not Apply 10-02-2017 – 21-05-2017 SCIENCE GALLERY, Dublin.

    speaker

    Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics & Power, 14-11-2016 – 15-11-2016, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö.
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input=output
Artificial Intelligence is playing an increasing role in assessing job applicants for large companies. But which processes lie at the base of these analyses, and how neutral and objective are the assessments conducted by the algorithms? In input=output, Isabel Mager developed a mock-up version of an automated video-interviewing software. It is based on the example of market leader HireVue, which mainly uses Emotion AI to assess human personality and behaviour. Instead of covering this technology within the back-end part of the software, however, input=output pulls the technology into the front-end user interface and visualises the live mechanics that are active within the analysis. This mock-up software is less refined, operating with more obvious and tangible miscalculations and mistakes. These exaggerate the vulnerabilities of the applied technology and critically contribute to the experience of the audience, who acts as the interviewee. In collaboration with I/O Psychologist Dr. Byron G. Adams from Tilburg University, input=output has inspired a scientific study and ethical debate upon the validity of personality assessments through AI. Programming by Jayson Haebich. 3D Animation by Vincent van Dijck. Commissioned by the medialab SETUP and funded by The Creative Industries Fund NL.
01 | Excerpt of software introduction video.
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02 | Standby screen of interviewing software.
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03 | Installation of input=output at the TodaysArt Festival in Den Haag. Photo by Tasha Orlova.
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04 | The interface during the simulated job interview shows the back-end technologies of Emotion AI. Interviewee Arvid Jense. Photo by Tasha Orlova.
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05 | First installation during the Uitfest in Utrecht. Exploring the sensitivity of the software with vsitors. Photo by Bart Leguijt.
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06 | Exploring the sensitivity of the software with vsitors. Photo by Bart Leguijt.
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07 | Start screen of AI interviewing software.
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