The Enraged Al-gorithm v 2.0 is a work of computational cinema based on the 1965 movie The Battle of Algiers. Software written by the artist scanned the film and identified 89,630 faces within the film. The faces were extracted, sorted by nationality (Algerian or French), and averaged together to define an "average Algerian" and "average French" face.
At moments in the film when only Algerian faces are visible, the individual French faces fade into the averaged French face (and vice-versa).
The complete "Enraged Al-gorithm" is 20 minutes long.
When we collapse singularities into an abstracted generalization, do we create knowledge, or only create bias? Is the outcome any different, if a machine does it for us?