Exploring the near future of smart technology

‌ In the year 2025...

These creations by Sherpa's artist in residence TIjmen Schep explore what it could be like to live in a world full of 'Smart Information Systems' (such as AI and big data).

This reality is closer than you may think.


Sherpa Smart Guns

What if your water gun could only shoot shoot young people? Or only sad people? Or only women?

T‌his water gun has a built in camera and facial detection software. You can only pull the trigger if a certain demographic is in front of the barrel.

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How Normal Am I?

An interacive documentary about face recogntion software

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Technology optimism quiz

To understand ethics, you have to understand yourself. This quiz confronts you with your own deeply held beliefs about technology.

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A privacy friendly smart home

Our homes, and the places we visit, are increasingly filled with 'Smart Information Systems'. What could thse places look like if we made privacy by design the top priority?

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Survival of the Algorithmically attractive

Is your face keeping you from getting your dream job?

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Opinions and updates

“That smart water gun is a terrible idea!”
— Madelyn Vivrea
full-time W‌oman