Curved Lenses Multiply Everyday Views of Paris in a New Mobile Installation by Vincent Leroy

All photographs © Vincent Leroy

Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer’s perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter multiplied visions of the surrounding environment. Leroy installed and documented Slow Lens in various locations around Paris, including in highway lanes that were vacant due to pollution-induced city traffic restrictions. Continue reading

Q is the world’s first gender-neutral voice technology

Q Genderless voice technology by Virtue

Creative agency Virtue has partnered with Copenhagen Pride to develop the world’s first genderless voice, which aims to eradicate bias in technology.

Called Q, the gender-neutral voice provides an alternative to technology such as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant that all use female voices for home and service-orientated roles.

“As voice-assisted platforms become more pervasive in our lives, technology companies are continuing to gender their voice tech to fit scenarios in which they believe consumers will feel more comfortable adopting and using it,” said Virtue. Continue reading