Face it! Face recognition in a new hightech Media Museum

Wednesday, April 5th: 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Manager Museum @ Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Project manager @ Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Lightning Talk Abstract

Sound & Vision (Hilversum, The Netherlands) manages one of the largest digitized media archives in the world. Since the opening of our museum in 2006, the media world has changed at incredible speed. Media are omnipresent and everyone lives in their own media space. We welcome these developments: we’re creating a completely new, state of the art Media Museum  (opening February 11th 2023).

In the new Media Museum, visitors can experience how media have now become part of your everyday life, and how this came about. This huge influence of media on our daily lives is presented in five zones that focus on five universal human needs: Share, Inform, Sell, Tell and Play. The museum visit is a very personal one, reflecting the individual way we all interact with media nowadays. The lively, entertaining presentations in the museum give visitors insight into the workings of media and help us create a more media-literate society.

An important part of the (personalized) visitor experience is the use of face recognition. With the face recognition tool, the museum will be able to recognize the visitor and personalize the audiovisual content of the exhibit. What was the reason the Media Museum chose this specific tool? What technical challenges did the museum encounter, and what was the level of user acceptance during prototyping? Maarten Brinkerink will talk about the development and testing of this technique and the hiccups he encountered.

keywords: interactive exhibits, prototyping, face recognition
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