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Faces of Merseyside: Exploring cognitive bias through facial averages

Wilkinson, CM, Mackenzie, S and Smith, K (2019) Faces of Merseyside: Exploring cognitive bias through facial averages. Leonardo. ISSN 0024-094X

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Abstract

Faces of Merseyside is a gallery/online exhibition of digitally processed facial averages produced from Merseyside image collections by Face Lab, a research group in Liverpool School of Art & Design. The project sought to foreground the question of cognitive bias in relation to facial images that claim to represent particular communities, in the context of a resurgence of interest in physiognomic judgements and discrimination. By revisiting Galton's 19th century ‘composite portraiture’, as informed by current craniofacial research, Faces of Merseyside explores the claims advanced in relation to the representation of human diversity, and how they both inform and challenge social stereotyping.

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Additional Information: Wilkinson, C. Mackenzie, S. & Smith, K. Faces of Merseyside: Exploring cognitive bias through facial averages. Leonardo. MIT Press can be found at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01747
Uncontrolled Keywords: MD Multidisciplinary
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 08:08
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 11:31
DOI or Identification number: 10.1162/leon_a_01747
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9521

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