The data casino (Chris Ratcliffe)

Black Box Bellagio - Data Casino

Roos Groothuizen

Black Box Bellagio - Data Casino

The Black Box Bellagio is an unusual casino. It won't take your money, but it is after your freedom, privacy and personal data. Take part in this interactive experience, where the data points that comprise your identity are the main currency of the casino, and losing control of them might be the only way to win.

The Black Box Bellagio is developed by Roos Groothuizen (1992), a media artist and designer based in the Netherlands in collaboration with Ymer Marinus.. Engaging with the unfair distribution of information and how online algorithms systematically discriminate against us, her work reflects on in-depth research and recent developments, often with interactive or game-like elements. This installation is brought to FutureFest by DECODE, a European Union Horizon 2020 project working to give people more control of their personal data.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 732546.

Photographer: Charlotte Brand
Creative coder: Ymer Marinus
Production & Funding: Waag 

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