From The Future: Future Face Lounge is a short documentary about Future Face Lounge, a collborative installation developed artists Steven J. Yazzie, Muharrem Yildirim, and Francisco Flores, for EMERGE: Carnival of The Future, an Arizona State University event held in Phoenix Arizona in March of 2014.
Participants who entered the lounge space were invited to complete a questionnaire about their personal history on an iPad, answering questions about where grandparents and parents were from, and also the geographic destination the participants imagined themselves living in. At the same time a small camera captured facial data from the participant, which was further processed along with the questionnaire data to create visualizations specific to that individual. Those new geometric forms where then projected on a screen behind the participant’s line of sight. The experience became part commentary on data collection, migration, and a revelation of reimagined futures. Over time, historical data disappeared and visual forms, abstractions relating to the participants imagined futures were the only images left in the projections in the lounge.