Data Art

Color Bias Maximizer


The Color Bias Maximizer is a Processing sketch that exaggerates and visualizes bias as a means of demonstrating the flaws in data collection. The more my partner, Alex Fast, and I looked at the data sets we were working with (and in light of all the recent articles on AI bias), the more we wanted to focus on bias as a topic. 

We aimed to make an educational tool for people growing up with these technologies affecting them and designed an interface that visually demonstrated bias in real time. The basic premise was to scan a live video capture and determine what the strongest RGB value was for every pixel. The highest of these values then sorted those pixels into Red, Green and Blue categories. All the while we kept track of the color information that was being lost by this process.