Commodity classification may contain traces of human beings

Against any standardization. This project aims to objectify the human being, exasperating its categorization and translating it into a barcode. An installation identifies and classifies users through the analysis of their voice that is full of expressiveness and emotions. A program analyzes the extra-linguistic information of the users’ voices, according to a predefined criteria. The machine decides what a voice has transmitted to it and categorizes it.

The multiple and variable information related to each voice that is categorized shows how reductive it is to confine individuals into pre-established schemes.

Emanuela Mottola