2023 Partners: British Council, Arts Council England
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Consensus Gentium

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SXSW XR Experience
12 - 14 March
Venue: Congressional Ballroom, Floor 3 - Fairmont Hotel

"Consensus Gentium" is a powerful exploration into the implications of today's AI technology. It is an interactive film that integrates cutting-edge facial detection and AI, which transports audiences on a unique quest to discover what could come about if we succumb to unchecked surveillance. Through a smartphone, participants are tasked to obtain increased mobility to visit their sick Nana through a government surveillance Global Citizen App. Using various tests their dissidence or compliance is calculated, by monitoring data for their conscious and subconscious eye gaze interactions, by the devices’ front-facing camera. While various characters reflect the consequences of their decisions. Consensus Gentium is part of Future Art and Culture produced by British Undergroun at SXSW funded by Arts Council England with additional support in 2023 from the British Council.

Director: Karen Palmer
Executive Producer: Lizzie Franke, Kristin Irving (BFI)
Producer: Tom Millen, Thalia Mavros, Jackson Lapsley Scott, Tuyet Huynh
Contact Tom Millen tom.millen@xolabs.co.uk