Artist Kyle McDonald builds a video mirror with a thousand faces
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Artist Kyle McDonald has done a lot of pieces that play with how technology can track and connect people in ways that they might never realize. Sometimes, these are meant to be unsettling: Conversnitch put secret microphones in public places and transcribed the conversations they captured to Twitter, and People Staring at Computers brought him scrutiny from the Secret Service. But others are serendipitous and delightful: working for Spotify, he created a map (which is in fact known as Serendipity) where visitors can see when any two users start playing the same song at the exact same time.
In 2013, McDonald was commissioned to create an art installation in Korea. His project, Sharing Faces, placed mirror-like screens in the Korean city…