See yourself as another race at exhibit

Have you ever wondered what you would look like if you were a different race?

At the Race Experience Kiosk, coming to the Student Center East first floor concourse March 9 through 17, participants can view themselves in an entirely different skin.

Sitting in front of an integrated high-definition camera, users can change their race to black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Indian. They can even share their new self in a picture via email.

The kiosk uses a face detection and morphing algorithm to create skin and facial structure modification.

The free museum-quality exhibit travels to college campuses around the country, seeking to promote discussions of race as well as biases and misconceptions.

As one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, UIC is a perfect fit for such an exhibit, organizers say.

“While we are all diverse and have unique experiences, my hope is that this will be a bonding experience for students,” said Carrie Grogan, associate director of Campus Programs.

 

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